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Turkmen Textile Exhibition Held in Dushanbe

Sunday 14 April 2013

DUSHANBE (State News Agency of Turkmenistan) – Vast exposition of various articles from pure cotton and natural silk was held in the trade centre “Yokut-2000” of Dushanbe. Over 500 items of garments made from knitted fabric, jean and terry cloth, complete sets of household articles, silk cloth and velvet and many others with the label “Made in Turkmenistan”.

Turkmen textile representatives descended upon the Tajik capital Dushanbe on Wednesday in an effort to step up economic cooperation between the two states. Business program of the Exhibition of products of textile industry of Turkmenistan was also very rich. It included numerous meetings and negotiations with participation of the Tajik manufacturers and commercial representatives, which are held on the exhibition ground “Yokut-2000”.

The five-day fair aims to increase business partnerships between textile-sector entrepreneurs of the two countries, as well as attracting investments into the sector. The round-table meeting held in the Conference hall of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Republic of Tajikistan is an important event of this exhibition. Members of the Turkmen delegation and from the Tajik party – the heads and representatives of the leading textile companies and commercial firms, social organizations took part in it. In the course of the meeting, it was made concrete proposals on establishment of direct contacts between enterprises in the textile sector, on opening of the Trade House of Turkmenistan on the basis of trade centre “Yokut-2000” and other specialized shops for sale of the products of Turkmen textile workers.

 “Cooperation between Turkmenistan and Tajikistan in such important areas as transport, oil, and gas industry, electric engineering, and agriculture has a big future,” Turkmen Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) Chairman Mergen Shaliev said, as he read out an address sent by Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

The textiles fair is the latest step for greater bilateral engagement between Dushanbe and Ashgabat. The two states, along with Afghanistan, signed last month an agreement to develop a railway that would connect all three countries, in an effort to strengthen regional trade as well as invest in the growth of the Afghan economy.

In February, the Turkmen government invited Tajik enterprises to contend for contracts to help the Turkmen government build necessary infrastructure in the Caspian state.

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