On December 9, 2021, at the JW Mariott Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, the Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan in Malaysia in cooperation with the Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MICCI), held a Business Forum attended by more than 50 entrepreneurs from 30 Malaysian companies. The event was held in accordance with the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) COVID-19 codified by the Government of Malaysia.
The event was opened by the President of the Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ms. Christina Tee. In her speech, Ms. Christina Tee spoke about the wide range of opportunities for cooperation between Tajikistan and Malaysia and called on Malaysian entrepreneurs to contribute to the development of economic relations between the two countries. It was noted that Tajikistan is ready to consider the possibility of allocating land plots for Malaysian entrepreneurs in the free economic zone of the city of Kulob of the Republic of Tajikistan.
During his speech, the Ambassador of the Republic of Tajikistan H.E. Ardasher Qodiri noted that the Government of Tajikistan has taken targeted measures to improve the business environment and create favorable conditions for foreign investors, declaring the development of entrepreneurship and investment a priority direction of the country’s economic policy.
The Ambassador noted that in recent years Tajikistan has been included in the list of “Ten Reformer Leaders”, and has improved its position in the ranking of “Doing Business” in terms of business registration, taxation, credit and international trade. Representatives of business circles and companies of Malaysia can also enjoy tax benefits and all types of investment incentives in the Republic of Tajikistan.
Further, the Ambassador of Tajikistan presented a detailed presentation on the broad opportunities for investment in various sectors of the Tajik economy, including the sectors of hydropower, oil and gas, industry, mining and processing of minerals, production, processing and export of agricultural products, aluminum and tourism, as well as infrastructure projects.
It should be noted that within the framework of this event, an exhibition of Tajik goods and crafts was held, which was highly appreciated by the audience and expressed interest in exporting these goods to Southeast Asia. At the exhibition, the Embassy presented information about national products and manufacturers, samples of products of domestic producers of food and beverages “Siyoma”, “Barakat Isfara”, “Amiri”, “Vitamins of Tajikistan”, “Shirin” and others.