On January 17, 2022, the China–Central Asia Forum was held via videoconference, which was attended by the Minister of Commerce of the People's Republic of China, Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Trade and Integration of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Minister of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Tajikistan, Minister of Economy and Commerce of the Kyrgyz Republic, Minister of Trade and Foreign Economic Relations of Turkmenistan, Deputy Director General of the China National Oil and Gas Corporation and others.
The Republic of Tajikistan was represented by the Minister of Economic Development and Trade Zavqizoda Zavqi Amin, who in his speech noted that in recent years, thanks to the wise and far-sighted policy of the heads of State of the Forum participants, including the constant effort of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, the Leader of the Nation His Excellency Emomali Rahmon, economic cooperation between the countries of Central Asia and China has been dynamically developing and reached a high level.
Zavqizoda Z.A. also stressed that China has become one of the main trading partners and one of the largest investors for many Central Asian countries, including the Republic of Tajikistan.
In this regard, it was informed that in 2021, foreign trade turnover with China increased by 78 percent compared to 2020, and the share of trade turnover with China in 2021 amounted to 13.2 percent and was in 4th place in the structure of foreign trade turnover of the Republic of Tajikistan.
At the end of the Forum, the representatives of the participating countries noted the good achievements of the region in trade and economic fields and expressed their readiness to still increase them.