Iranian expo opens in Tajikistan
Iran's 9th exclusive expo in Tajikistan has gathered Iranian and Tajik businessmen and investors in the capital Dushanbe.
Around 75 Iranian firms from various economic sectors are showcasing their products at the Kakhe Barbad state complex in Dushanbe, where Tajik businessmen and Iranian manufacturers will discuss ways to invest in Tajikistan's economy, the Press TV correspondent in Dushanbe reported.
Hand-woven Persian carpets, health and agricultural products, electrical appliances, textiles, and construction materials are among the products on display at the five-day event, which will wrap up on November 17.
On the sidelines of the opening ceremony, exhibition organizer Mohammad Omrani said that many Iranian provinces, including Tehran, Khorasan Razavi, Fars, Isfahan, and Golestan, have put their products on display at the expo.
In addition, Tajikistan Chamber of Commerce Chairman Saeed Sharif said that Tajikistan is an ideal place for foreign investment.
He added that Iran is one of Tajikistan's major trade partners and the trade volume between Tehran and Dushanbe increased 20 percent last year, reaching $250 million.
An economic expert at the Iranian Embassy in Tajikistan also stated that the trade volume between the two countries has increased by 60 percent in the first six months of 2010 in comparison with the same period in 2009.
Iran and Tajikistan enjoy robust trade relations. The exhibit will help boost trade with Iranian firms while allowing Tajik companies to acquire the expertise they need to develop their own businesses.
Iranian companies are also currently involved in several development projects in the country, including the construction of a dam, a hydroelectric power plant, and a tunnel.