The OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe co-supported the Pamir Invest Forum in Khorog and Ishkashim in Tajikistan’s Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO) on 6 and 7 August 2019. The two-day forum brought together investors and foreign entrepreneurs to learn more about investing and implementing socio - economic programmes in the GBAO.
During the event, three plenary sessions were held which explored investment policy, the Free Economic Zones and the development of tourism. Participants learnt about entrepreneurial activities in the region and potential opportunities for international initiatives. The event also facilitated discussion of ways of elimination of administrative barriers to attract the local and foreign investment during the process of export and import of goods to and from the region.
The forum was organized by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, the State Committee on Investment and State Property Management, the Committee on Tourism Development under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, the Local Executive Authority of the GBAO, and the Milal Inter Association of Entrepreneurs and Mountain Farmers, in close co-operation with the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe and the Aga Khan Foundation and other development partners.