The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry discussed with a high-level delegation from the Republic of Tajikistan, prospects for joint cooperation and increased trade exchange, and the opportunities for economic partnerships with the business communities in Sharjah and Tajikistan in a number of important sectors. This came during the meeting hosted by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry recently, in the presence of Waleed Abdul Rahman Bu Khatir, Second Vice Chairman, Dzamshed Dzumakhonzoda, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Tajikistan, along with Mohamed Ahmed Amin Al Awadi, Sharjah Chamber’s Director-General, and Bahodur Sharifi, the Ambassador of Tajikistan to the United Arab Emirates, Ilhom Abdurahmon, Consul General of the Republic of Tajikistan in Dubai and Northern Emirates and Adel Sangov Vice-Chairman of Tajikistan Chamber and Jassim Al-Mutawa, Consultant of Relations with the Commonwealth of the Independent States and a number of SCCI officials. Waleed Bu Khatir welcomed the visiting delegation, expressing the chamber’s aspirations that this meeting would be a new start towards wider prospects for economic cooperation between the UAE, in general, and Sharjah in particular with Tajikistan. He highlighted the importance of paving the way for businessmen to explore possible cooperation prospects and the available investment opportunities on both sides, to help enhance and deepen the bilateral and economic ties, thus reflecting positively on the trade exchange volume between the two countries. Bu Khatir noted that Sharjah has become a key economic hub in the region and also a destination to the global companies willing to penetrate the regional markets, thanks to Sharjah’s motivational investment climate and a competitive work environment within its development vision to diversify its productive base and develop the non-oil exports. He added that there are great chances to increase the economic, commercial and investment cooperation between Tajikistan and Sharjah in many sectors. Mohamed Ahmed Amin Al Awadi said that the chamber is ready to provide all forms of support for Tajik companies willing to invest in Sharjah by providing all advantages and facilities, as well as offering advice to the businessmen and guiding them to the most competitive sectors with high export capacity and providing all forms of logistic support to develop the commercial and economic relations between the UAE and Tajikistan. For his part, Dzamshed Dzumakhonzoda expressed his happiness to hold this important meeting to discuss the opportunities of economic cooperation and trade exchange, pointing to the availability of many investment opportunities in Tajikistan which can be optimally utilized. He added that the investment environment and strategic location of Sharjah would help to encourage investment in the Emirate.