Tajikistan Looks to Emirates for Investments
In his latest endeavor to gin up some or any foreign investment, Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon last week traveled to the United Arab Emirates.
The bilateral deals signed at the conclusion of the March 16 visit encompassed security, extradition agreements, education and tourism.
During his meeting with the director general of the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, Mohamed Saif Al Suwaidi, Rahmon said that Tajikistan was laying the grounds for preferential terms to attract outside investment.
Rahmon lamented that only 14 Tajik-Emirati joint enterprises, which he said fell far short of the real potential.
The general director Abu Dhabi’s state-owned investment vehicle Mubadala Development Company, Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, said that plans were in the footing to dispatch an Emirati delegation to Tajikistan to explore possibilities.
This marks Rahmon’s second visit to the Middle East in search of economic tie-ups since the start of the year.
Eyebrows were raised when the Tajik leader cropped up in Mecca, of all places, with swathes of government officials and relatives in January.
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