By instruction of the Founder of Peace and National Unity - Leader of the nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan esteemed Emomali Rahmon to implement measures for the sustainable economic development of the country and on this basis to implement the CIS intergovernmental program "Dushanbe - the cultural capital of the Union in 2021" the international investment forum "Dushanbe-invest 2021" took place in Dushanbe on October 14, 2021.

At the beginning of the international investment Forum - "Dushanbe - Invest 2021" the Mayor of Dushanbe city - esteemed Rustam Emomali virtually greeted guests and participants of this grand event and mentioned that this forum is aimed at further improving the investment climate in the Republic of Tajikistan, business development, strengthening cooperation with domestic and foreign entrepreneurs and investors and creating favorable conditions for the economic development of the country. The investment climate in Tajikistan, especially in its capital - Dushanbe city, has improved and reached a qualitatively new stage due to the direct efforts of the Leader of the Nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan, esteemed Emomali Rahmon. In his speech, the esteemed Mayor also noted that the effective implementation of economic reforms in recent years has allowed the country's sustained economic growth to constantly increase, creating opportunities and providing benefits for small and medium businesses, creating thousands of new jobs and significantly reducing poverty. The esteemed mayor concluded his remarks by best wishes to the forum`s activities and success to the audience in exchanging views and experiences in considering existing opportunities and useful extensions.

As well, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan – Mr. Davlatali Said, high-ranking representatives of foreign countries and heads of investment companies, entrepreneurs and others spoke at the forum.

About 400 guests attended the forum from foreign countries investors, entrepreneurs and development partners.

During the event, 11 new documents on cooperation worth more than 5 billion somoni were signed between the public and private sectors, entrepreneurs and investors to create joint industrial enterprises, including textile, pharmaceutical and medicinal plants growing, energy, education and innovative technologies.

After the official part of the Forum its further work was continued in 5 separate panels "Accelerated industrialization of the country - the fourth national goal", "Digitalization of transport in the Republic of Tajikistan", "Tajikistan - investment opportunities in energy", "Development of tourism and folk crafts" and "Export Development of the Republic of Tajikistan".

Also, as part of the forum was a bilateral meeting of entrepreneurs and investors in the format of "Business to Business" (B2B).

During the forum foreign and local investors and entrepreneurs, representatives of international financial organizations and development partners of Tajikistan visited international exhibition "Tajikistan-2021" and discussed the planned measures for innovative and industrial development of the national economy, the current state of the business and investment climate, opportunities and mechanisms for promotion and investment in the economy of Tajikistan.

In additional guests visited historical and cultural sights of Dushanbe city.