Tajik Minister of Economic Development and Trade Zavqi Zavqizoda met with Qatar’s Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani in Qatar’s capital, Doha, on September 28. 

During the meeting, they reportedly discussed the two countries' cooperation relations and ways to support and develop them, especially in the areas of trade and investments.

The press center of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Tajikistan says Zavqizoda noted that bilateral relations between the two countries have reached a high level.  

The parties reportedly expressed readiness for expansion of economic cooperation and trade and agreed   to make more efforts to implement specific investment projects.  

Zavqizoda asked Qatar’s Prime Minister, who is also the Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Qatar Investment Authority, to assist in the implementation of the country's priority projects, especially in financing the construction of the Roghun hydropower plant.

The Tajik minister also included the projects on construction of international airport in Danghara, modernization of Tajik aluminum smelter, completion of the construction of Diar Dushanbe development, construction of high-rise buildings in Dushanbe and development of the tourism infrastructure in Dushanbe as priority projects that require financial support for implementation, the ministry’s press center noted.    

The parties reportedly also discussed issues related to launching direct air service between Dushanbe and Doha and reception by Qatar of 4,000 Tajik labor migrants.  

According to the ministry’s press center, all these proposals were accepted by the Qatari side.