Kabul: A Tajik-Afghan business forum was organized at Dushanbe on June 4 to focus on the opportunities for expansion of trade and economic cooperation between the two countries and was attended by Tajik Deputy Prime Minister Usmonali Usmonzoda; Afghan Ambassador to Tajikistan Mohammad Zahir Agbar; Afghan Minister of Industry and Commerce Nisar Ahmad Ghoryani; heads of relevant ministries and departments of Tajikistan and Afghanistan and representatives of the business communities of the two countries.
Investment opportunities from Tajikistan and Afghanistan were presented at the forum. It is expected that 24 entrepreneurs from Afghanistan, working in various fields of business, will visit a number of industrial enterprises and free economic zones in Tajikistan, meet Tajik colleagues to discuss cooperation. The event was organized by the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of Tajikistan (MoINT) with the support of the UNDP in Tajikistan within the framework of the Project for Livelihood Promotion in Tajik-Afghan Cross-border Areas (LITACA).
A legal foundation of bilateral cooperation between Tajikistan and Afghanistan includes 85 cooperation documents. To-date, six bridges have been built across the Panj River to consolidate permanent overland links between Tajikistan and Afghanistan.