On July 16, 2019, the Forum of Entrepreneurs of Tajikistan and Korea was held at the State Establishment of the National Library of Tajikistan in the framework of instructions from the Chief Executive Officer of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan dated July 11, 2019 No. 22 / 10-255 and the Action Plan for the organization and holding of the Tajik-Korean entrepreneurs in the framework of the official visit of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea to the Republic of Tajikistan.

The Entrepreneurs Forum was opened by the opening speech of the Chairman of the State Committee on Investments and State Property Management of the Republic of Tajikistan, Mr. Farrukh Hamralizoda, and the Permanent Commissioner of the Trade Commission of Korea, Deputy Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea, Mr. Kang Meong-soo.

It was noted that today's forum is useful for the development of economic and trade cooperation between the two countries and once again proves that the parties are interested in real promotion of cooperation in various trade and economic spheres and in strengthening interregional trade.

It should be noted that diplomatic relations between the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Korea were established since April 28, 1992.

The volume of foreign trade of the Republic of Tajikistan with the Republic of Korea for 5 months of 2019 amounted to 12.9 million US dollars, of which makes up 12.9 million US dollars, or 100 percent of imports. This figure in the same period in 2018 amounted to 9.3 million US dollars which includes 9.3 million US dollars or 100 percent of imports. (As for the 5 months of 2018, the volume of trade between the two countries for 5 months of 2019 increased by 3.6 million US dollars).

These figures do not satisfy the representatives of both countries and we are happy to attract foreign investments from the Republic of Korea to the maximum. There are great resources for the development of economic and social relations on both sides, which in the coming years are brewing the need for its development, and the agreements reached during this forum will help to ensure new levels and contexts of business cooperation.

It should be noted that at the beginning of the forum of entrepreneurs of Tajikistan and Korea, an exhibition of goods and products of domestic production took place, where entrepreneurs, domestic enterprises and companies demonstrated their products at a high level.

Within the framework of the program, the presentation of the investment opportunities of the Republic of Tajikistan was presented at the meeting by the management of the State Unitary Enterprise “Tajinvest”. In addition, 4 domestic companies and 5 Korean companies presented their hurried activities to the participants.

The event was attended by business entrepreneurs and investors, representatives of various enterprises and organizations in the field of economic activities of Tajikistan and Korea, including industry, infrastructure, transport and communications, agriculture, health, financial and tourism services, leaders and responsible persons of the Ministries of Economic Development and trade, industry and new technologies, foreign affairs, energy and water resources, agriculture, transport, health and social Protection of Population, Education and Science, State Committee on Investments and State Property Management, Committee for the Development of Territories, Tax Committee, Committee for Tourism Development, Committee for Television and Radio Broadcasting, Committee for Youth and Sports, Committee for Women and Family, National Bank of Tajikistan, Customs Service, Communication Service, Agency for Standardization, Metrology, Certification and Trade Inspection, Export Agency, Center for Strategic Studies, BES Toikik PPP, Trade and Industry Chamber of Commerce, “Tojikmatlubot”, State Unitary Enterprise “Tajik Railway”, State Unitary Enterprise “Tajik Aluminum Company”, State Unitary Enterprise “Tajinvest”, State Unitary Enterprise “Nutrition”, universities and other state enterprises, representatives of ministries and departments, entrepreneurs and investors of the Korean side also participated .

As part of this forum, Korean businessmen and investors visited the Dangara Free Economic Zone, the Tajik Aluminum Company State Unitary Enterprise, Guliston Open Joint-Stock Company, and Nasochii Tochik Production Organization and got acquainted with their activities.

The participants of the forum of entrepreneurs of Tajikistan and Korea highly appreciated the development of bilateral relations, which covers all areas of economic cooperation. The parties came to the conclusion that they will regularly hold forums of entrepreneurs and will take a number of measures for the development of beneficial areas of the economy, such as trade, economic and investment, especially for areas with a large future, such as tourism development, efficient use of free economic zones, the use of huge reserves of precious stones, non-ferrous metals, strategic raw materials and other values ??of Tajikistan, including