First Deputy Economic Minister Met With the Director of the International Trade Centre

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The delegation of Tajikistan headed by the First Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade Zavqi Zavqizoda met with the Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC) Arancha Gozalez on Tuesday in Geneva, Switzerland.

During the meeting, the parties discussed bilateral and multilateral cooperation. Zavqizoda expressed gratitude to the ITC for the mutually beneficial cooperation and introduced the achievements of Tajikistan within the implementation of the strategic documents' goals and priorities, including the Tajikistan's participation in the World Trade Organization, export development, acceleration of the diversification of the exportoriented products and trade facilitation, reported the Press Centre of the Tajik Ministry of Economic Development and Trade.

It was noted that as a result of the measures taken, the volume of export of the foreign trade turnover increased from 20% in 2015 to 25.3% in 2018 and the number of commercial partners raised from 90 to 110 countries, as well as export diversification increased from 150 to approximately 480 products.

ITC side has highly appreciated the accomplishments of Tajikistan in trade facilitation and active participation in WTO works and declared its readiness for increasing the assistance and technical support for further development of Tajikistan's economy.

The delegation of Tajikistan also included the First Deputy Head of the Customs Service in the city of Tursunzoda Azim Haydar and the Chief Specialist of the Planning and Reform Department of the Executive Office of the President of Tajikistan Umed Mirzoev.

Source: National information agency of Tajikistan