On January 26, Tajikistan Ambassador to Turkey Ashrafjon Gulov met in Ankara with the Deputy Minister of Industry and Technology of Turkey Chetin Ali Donmez, according to the Tajik MFA information department.

During the meeting that took place at the Ministry of Industry and Technology, the parties reportedly exchanged views on the current state and prospects of further expansion bilateral collaboration between the two countries.

They, in particular, discussed further steps to implement agreements reached at the 11th meeting of the Tajik-Turkish Intergovernmental Commission for Trade and Economic Cooperation, as well as forums and other working meetings.

The parties also exchanged views on issues related to development of Tajikistan’s industry as one of the main factors promoting further development of the country’s economy.  

In this regard, it becomes necessary to hold virtual meetings between representatives of the industrial sectors of the two countries and, as a result, send experts from ministries, departments and business delegations of Turkey to Tajikistan to study investment opportunities and look for a business partner, says the Tajik MFA information department.

Along with this, Gulov and Donmez reportedly agreed to expand cooperation in establishing the Joint Investment Fund.

The Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Turkey established diplomatic relations on January 29, 1992.Tajik–Turkish relations are friendly and cooperative and underlined with a legal basis of more than 65 treaties and protocols which have been signed between two countries since 1991.

The Turkish Agency for Cooperation and Coordination (TIKA) in Tajikistan plays an important role in the development of bilateral relations between the two countries.  Dozens of projects were implemented in Tajikistan by this Agency.