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What Tajikistan Showed at the Exhibition in Baku

An exhibition of products, services and innovations of the Program member states was organized in Baku as part of the summit of the UN Special Program for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA). It runs from November 22 to 25.

At the Heydar Aliyev Exhibition Center, pavilions were created in the national style of the countries and domestic goods were put on display.

The Tajikistan pavilion covers an area of 250 square meters and is decorated in a modern style with national ornaments. Light goods, food industry products, building materials, textiles and folk crafts are presented there.

The purpose of Tajikistan’s participation in this exhibition is, first of all, to attract capital, present the potential of export-oriented products, and search for new partners and export markets.

More than 50 domestic companies and enterprises, more than 30 representatives of the private sector, artisans, representatives of ministries and departments of the country are represented at the exhibition.

Along with this, visitors to the exhibition are presented with samples of completed work and plans for the future related to the digitalization of the republic’s economy.

On November 22, the Tajikistan pavilion was visited by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, who was told about the industrialization process, including the production of processed products and the material wealth of Tajikistan.

Emomali Rahmon also visited the exhibition and, in addition to Tajik products, looked at the pavilions of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

Let us recall that the SPECA summit took place in Baku on November 24. Speaking there, Emomali Rahmon emphasized that Tajikistan attaches great importance to strengthening cooperation within the framework of SPECA that is beneficial for the parties, noting that almost 30 percent of the republic’s trade turnover falls on the countries participating in the Program.

At the same time, most of the SPECA member countries occupy leading positions among the republic’s trade and economic partners.

The head of state welcomed the creation of the SPECA Trust Fund and proposed focusing on the following priority areas in the coming years: simplifying trade procedures and eliminating artificial barriers, expanding multimodal transport and economic corridors, developing a green economy and digitalization.

Regarding the “green” economy and, in particular, energy, the president of the country emphasized that the republic has made good achievements in this area.

“So, currently 98% of the country’s electricity is produced at hydroelectric power plants and ranks sixth in the world in terms of green energy. “As part of the Green Economy Development Strategy for 2023-2037, the republic intends to increase green energy capacity to 10 thousand megawatts,” Rahmon said.

Taking this into account, he proposed that SPECA, in order to ensure economic development, regional integration, prevent the negative impacts of global climate change on sectors of the national economy and adapt to climate change, give special importance to the development of green energy.

The President of the Republic also announced the government’s decision regarding Tajikistan’s chairmanship of SPECA in 2024. Within the framework of the Concept of Tajikistan’s Chairmanship and its Implementation Plan, priorities will be aimed at strengthening existing results and ensuring new achievements.

Following the Summit, the Heads of State of the SPECA participants adopted the Baku Declaration.

Source: Asia Plus TJ