B2B meetings for Pakistani exporters and Tajik businessmen/importers held in Dushanbe

26/05/2016 14:15
Asia-Plus
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DUSHANBE, May 26, 2016, Asia-Plus – Business to Business (B2B) meetings for Pakistani exporters and Tajik businessmen/importers took place in Dushanbe on May 25 on the sidelines of the 4th exhibition of Pakistani goods that took place at Hyatt Regency Dushanbe Hotel on May 24-25.  

More than 50 Tajik and Pakistani entrepreneurs as well as representatives of business communities of Russia, China, and Turkey participated in the meetings.

The meeting participants held bilateral negotiations and exchanged views on issues related to activities of Tajikistan’s free economic zones and cooperation in the fields of commodity transit, agriculture,  pharmaceutics, and tourism.  

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s The Nation reports that about 40 different companies from Pakistan exhibited their diverse products and expertise.

Hundreds of Tajik businessmen and entrepreneurs visited the Exhibition and took keen interest in Pakistani products.

The specialty of the event was the 'Mango Festival' organized on the sidelines of the Caravan and the visitors highly cherished the various drinks and desserts prepared from these mangoes, according to The Nation.

We will recall that after successfully holding the trade shows in Almaty, Kazakhstan and Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan Trade Caravan reached the Tajik capital, Dushanbe, on its final leg.

The Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), previously known as the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB), initiated the concept of ‘Pakistan Trade Caravan’ in order to increase interaction between the businesspeople of the two countries.

The Trade Caravan initiative is reportedly the first step in the beginning of long-term commercial relations between the two countries, aimed at fostering trade and investment relations between Pakistan and Tajikistan.

TDAP is the apex agency of the Government of Pakistan engaged in the promotion and growth of the country's exports.  It was established on November 8, 2008, under a Presidential Ordinance, with the Ministry of Commerce as its Administrative Ministry.

The Trade Development Authority of Pakistan has taken decision to hold an exhibition named Pakistan Trade Caravan in Tajikistan and other Central Asian states, following the visit of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to Tajikistan where he met Tajik President Emomali Rahmon to further promote bilateral relation.

The purpose of the exhibition is to increase export base, raise awareness on Pakistan and its products, provide opportunities for joint ventures, investment and brand franchising, etc. 

To promote Tajikistan-Pakistan bilateral relations, both governments have exchanged high level of diplomatic and trade delegations. Pakistan and Tajikistan have also signed about twenty agreements, protocols and MoUs to extend cooperation in energy, communications, insurance, investments and industry, air transport, banking and financial agricultural and food industry.

Cooperation between the two countries started from 1991.  Geographically Tajikistan is the nearest Central Asia’s nation to Pakistan.

 

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