On March 3, at the Ninth Conference of Regional Cooperation "Business and Investment Partnership between Russia and Tajikistan" in Dushanbe, an exchange of contacts between small and medium-sized companies of the two countries was held. The meeting was organized by SME Corporation JSC in cooperation with the Chamber of Tajikistan to establish direct contacts.
About 170 Russian and Tajik companies participated in the exchange of contacts, specializing in such areas as the production of beverages and food, hydrometallurgy, mining, mechanical engineering, energy, information technology, construction, furniture production, textile, leather and footwear industries, agriculture, transport and logistic.
Vladimir Padalko, Vice-President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Russia, spoke at the opening of the exchange of contacts. He emphasized that it is precisely such a practical format of business communication as a contact exchange that is now extremely in demand among businesses. This format helps to solve the main task facing the domestic business in the context of reorientation to alternative markets - this is, first of all, the search for reliable, proven partners for cooperation, - he said.
Mr. Padalko noted that the Russian-Tajik trade turnover has been demonstrating positive dynamics in recent years. However, bilateral cooperation should not be limited solely to trade. We need to look for opportunities to enter the implementation of joint cooperation projects. Promising niches for interaction exist in many areas, including investment cooperation within free economic zones.
Representatives of Russian and Tajik business circles addressed the participants of the exchange of contacts with a welcoming speech. Nikita Bantsekin, Deputy General Director of SME Corporation JSC, made a presentation on measures to support small and medium-sized enterprises.
After the opening ceremony, B2B meetings were held between the enterprises of Russia and Tajikistan in sections according to a pre-arranged schedule of negotiations.
Department of External Relations