On September 10, 2014 Forum "The Economic and Investment Potential of the Republic of Tajikistan" took place in Vienna. This event was initiated by Embassy of Tajikistan to Austria and organized in cooperation with Austrian Federal Economic Chamber and supported by Ministry for Economic Development and Trade of Tajikistan.
Tajikistan delegation was headed by First deputy minister for Economic Development and Trade of Tajikistan Mr. Nematjon Buriev. A wide range of representatives from Tajik and Austrian business circles and government bodies took part at the Forum.
It should be mentioned that this kind of important economic event between two countries took place for the first time and served to represent positive profile of Tajikistan in European area.
The main aim of organizing this event was to help Tajikistan entrepreneurs and companies to establish cooperation with Austrian counterparts, set up favorable conditions in order to attract more investments to Tajikistan economy, contribute to the increasing trade turnover between Tajikistan and Austria.
During the Forum Tajikistan delegation has drawn attention of participants to investment priorities and capacities, investment projects in different areas, regulatory legislation related to foreign investments. Also, detailed information about legislation on rights of investors, other documents adopted and approved by Tajikistan Government and information about free economic zoned were provided. In addition it was mentioned that necessary legal base for cooperation in various directions was set up during official visits of the heads of two states and parties should exploit the potentialities.
The head of Tajikistan delegation has invited participants to take part in the meeting with Tajikistan President and Economic Investment Forum which are planned for 15-17 October in Dushanbe.
After official presentation, participants had an opportunity to discuss issues in the format of "business to business" and touched upon different topics related to trade and economic capacity and prospects to development mutual benefit cooperation.
In the margins of Forum a short film about Tajikistan was demonstrated and participants were welcomed to enjoy Tajik dry fruits and sweets.
On the 11 September, in the framework of the Forum, Tajikistan Embassy to Austria with support of Austrian Federal Economic Chamber organized a visited for delegation of Tajikistan to the House Center located south of Vienna. Members of Tajikistan delegation became acquainted with modern construction technologies, environment friendly and energy-efficient construction materials and Austrian experience in this field.