Visit of a high-ranking Tajik economic delegation to Berlin and participation in Tajikistan - Germany economic forum in Hamburg

26.11.2022 10:41

On November 21-25, 2022, the delegation of the country headed by the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan Davlatali Said visited the cities of Berlin, Hamburg and Lübeck to hold intergovernmental negotiations and participate in Tajikistan - Germany business forum.

Davlatali Said was accompanied by the heads of relevant ministries and agencies of Tajikistan, representatives of state and commercial banks, the private sector, as well as domestic entrepreneurs.

During his visit to Berlin, the First Deputy Prime Minister of Tajikistan held bilateral meetings with the leadership of the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Federal Ministry of Economy and Climate Protection (BMWK), the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the German Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS).

To consider the current state and prospects for cooperation, Davlatali Said met with the Executive Director of the Eastern Committee of the German Economy, Michael Harms.

The round table, dedicated to the topic of mineral resources in Tajikistan with the participation of the Minister of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Tajikistan Sherali Kabir and influential investment companies was organized in Berlin as well. In his speech, Sherali Kabir drew the attention of the audience to the rich natural mineral and non-mineral resources of the country. Sherali Kabir called on German investors to cooperate with Tajikistan to effectively use these opportunities.

At the Association of German Banks under the leadership of the Chairman of the National Bank of Tajikistan Hokim Kholiqzoda a round table, aimed to establish interbank cooperation was organized. Following the round table, the meetings of the Chairman of the National Bank of Tajikistan and the management of Tajik banks with representatives of prestigious German banks were held.

On the evening of November 21, 2022, an official reception in honour of the visit of the official delegation of Tajikistan with the participation of prestigious German companies was held by the Eastern Committee of the German Economy.

On November 22, 2022, Tajikistan - Germany business forum was held in the port city of Hamburg with the participation of more than 65 influential German and European companies and 40 representatives of the domestic private sector. This event was held at the initiative of the Embassy of Tajikistan in Germany together with the Eastern Committee of the German Economy. A wide range of Tajik and German businessmen and officials from various structures of the two countries took part in it.

It is worth emphasizing that the Port of Hamburg is the largest port in Germany and the second largest port in Europe in terms of volume and plays an important role in trade relations between Asian and European countries.

The event was opened by the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan Davlatali Said.

The Chairman of the State Committee for Investments and State Property Management of the Republic of Tajikistan Sadi Qodirzoda presented the economic and commercial, hydropower, logistics, investment, and tourism opportunities of the country. Entrepreneurs were provided with the necessary information about the investment climate in Tajikistan, projects, business support measures, as well as the benefits offered by the Government of the country.

As a result of the business forum, the Tajik side signed agreements and memorandums worth more than 600 million euros with German and European companies on cooperation in the field of industry, processing of minerals and the introduction of modern technologies to create new manufacturing enterprises.

Following the official part of the conference, the forum participants held bilateral meetings in the B2B format, where they exchanged views on key issues, including the state of trade and economic potential and prospects for the development and implementation of direct cooperation.

To expand cooperation in the fields of trade and economy, as well as to attract more German capital to the fields of the national economy the parties agreed to hold the next Tajikistan-Germany Forum in the first half of 2023.

A high-ranking delegation of Tajikistan was received by the leadership of the Senate of Hamburg. During the conversation, the sides expressed interest in strengthening further economic and trade cooperation between Tajikistan and the Federal Land of Hamburg.

In honor of the visit of a high-ranking economic delegation of the country to this region, the First Deputy Prime Minister of Tajikistan Davlatali Said and the Ambassador of Tajikistan to Germany Imomudin Sattorov were received by the President of the city of Lübeck Klaus Pushaddel and its mayor Jan Lindenau.

During the trip, the delegation visited the largest production facilities of “Baader Group” (world-wide manufacturer of innovative machinery for the food processing industry) and “Dräger” (an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology), located in city of Lübeck, federal province of Schleswig-Holstein.