Ankara, 13 December 2021 (TDI): On 10 December, the embassy of Tajikistan in Ankara, Turkey, organized a diplomatic webinar on the “Partnership of Tajik and Turkish companies in the medical and pharmaceutical industry”.
PARTICIPANTS OF THE CONFERENCE
Multiple officials from relevant government departments and ministries took part in the event. These included members of the Council for Foreign Economic Relations (DEIK), and the Association of Independent Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkey (MUSIAD). Over 50 Tajik-Turkish corporations involved in the fields of medicine and pharmaceuticals also joined the online conference.
A welcoming address by the First Deputy Minister of Health and Social Protection, G. Mukhsinzoda, officially commenced the webinar. His speech was soon followed by Khurshedai Qodir, Deputy Chairman of the State Committee on Investment and State Property Management.
Then, the Tajikistani Ambassador to Turkey, Ashraf Gulov, briefed the participants on the significance of collaboration in the health field between Tajikistan and Turkey. His counterpart, Emre Zeki Karagol, the Ambassador of Turkey to Tajikistan, also exchanged his views on the matter.
Other speakers included the Vice President of MUSIAD, Deputy Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Tajikistan; and the Chairman of the Tajik-Turkish Business Council. Pharmaceutical and medical experts including the Medical Council under MUSIAD also partook in the online webinar.
TOPICS OF DISCUSSION
All parties engaged in the productive discourse regarding avenues to intensify economic cooperation in this sector. They also talked about potentially creating working groups in the areas of healthcare and medicine, amongst Tajik and Turkish business corporations.
The main objective surrounding these actions is to assist Tajikistan in developing clusters and technology parks based on Turkish experience. Turkey’s established expertise and skills in the area will help evolve Tajikistan’s healthcare industry.
Likewise, Tajikistan can also contribute to Turkey’s economic development by sharing resources and skills. This is why collaboration on this front is symbiotic for both nations.