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Programme published for the 7th Conference on Interregional Cooperation between Russia and Tajikistan

12 April 2019
Опубликована программа Седьмой конференции по межрегиональному сотрудничеству России и Таджикистана

Details have been published of the business programme for the 7th Conference on Interregional Cooperation between Russia and Tajikistan (16–17 April, Moscow), timed to coincide with an official visit to the Russian Federation by Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon. The event is organised by the Ministry for Economic Development of the Russian Federation and the Ministry for Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Tajikistan, with the support of the Roscongress Foundation.

«It is important that our countries are united by relations of trust and common positions not only on regional security and contemporary challenges in countering extremism and international terrorism on the southern borders of the CIS. Trade, economic and cultural ties between Russia and Tajikistan are also an important part of their good, neighborly relations. In 2018, trade between Russia and Tajikistan reached about USD 900 m, an increase of 24.6% over 2017. More than 130 enterprises with Russian or mixed capital operate in Tajikistan. I am confident that the upcoming event will provide a new impetus to our cooperation and create new prerequisites for further development of business, cultural and humanitarian cooperation between the two countries», Anton Kobyakov, Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation, commented on the importance of interregional dialogue.

On the first day, the platform will host roundtables on key areas of cooperation between the two countries. The participants in one of these will discuss bilateral cooperation in agriculture, logistics, manufacturing, and mechanisms for developing investment and trade potential.

There will be special focus on cooperation in education and culture. Representatives of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation are planning to take part in the roundtable on this topic, as are their colleagues from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Tajikistan, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tajikistan, and rectors of Russian universities.

The Russian-Tajik Youth Forum «A Common Way to the Future Economy» will also be held on the sidelines of the conference. The organizers of the Forum, the Russian Federal Agency for Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh) and the Committee on Youth Affairs and Sports under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, will hold sessions and presentations on volunteering, youth entrepreneurship, startups and development of tourism.

The central event of the business programme will be a plenary session attended by representatives of the ministries for economic development of both countries. The plenary session will culminate in the signing of a number of bilateral agreements and memoranda of cooperation between Russia and Tajikistan.

It is expected that senior officials from Russia and Tajikistan, representatives of the business community, public figures, experts and opinion leaders will attend the 7th Conference on Interregional Cooperation between Russia and Tajikistan.

The full programme of the 7th Conference on Interregional Cooperation between Russia and Tajikistan is available on the official website of the Roscongress Foundation.