Representatives of business communities of Tajikistan and the United Kingdom are expected to meet in London in late March to discuss trade and economic cooperation.

The State Committee on Investment and State-owned Property Management of Tajikistan (GosKomInvest) says the investment forum of Tajikistan and The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) will take place in London from March 28-29.

“The main objective of the forum is in searching in for business partners among entrepreneurs and expanding trade and economic cooperation between the two countries,” says a statement released by GosKomInvest on March 15.  

Representatives of relevant government bodies of Tajikistan and as well as entrepreneurs of the two countries working in the fields of energy, production, service delivery, logistics and pharmaceutics will participate in the event.  

An exhibition of Tajikistan goods and products and a series of B2B meetings with participation of representatives of public and private sectors of both countries will be held on the sidelines of the forum.  

According to statistical data from GosKomInvest, British investors have invested 714.8 million dollars in Tajikistan’s economy.

The United Kingdom is one of the top four investors in Tajikistan,  behind only China, Russia and the United States.  

According to data from the Agency for Statistics under the President of Tajikistan, a two-way trade between Tajikistan and the United Kingdom in 2022 valued at about 6.2 million U.S. dollars, which is 28.4 percent more than in 2021.  This consisted of Tajikistan’s exports to the United Kingdom estimated at US$468,100 and Tajikistan’s imports from the United Kingdom worth US$5,256,200.