LAHORE : A high-level 35-member delegation of the private sector Tuesday left for Kathmandu, Nepal to participate in three-day “6th SAARC Business Leaders Conclave commencing from March 16 to explore the investment avenues in agriculture, industrial and energy sectors and promote trade among the member countries in South Asia.
Talking to media prior to departure to Kathmandu, SAARC CCI Vice President Iftikhar Ali Malik, leader of the delegation, said the distinctive features of Business Leaders Conclave will also be highlighted during the deliberations, besides the briefing to the participants on regional issues confronting the South Asian countries hindering in the way of rapid economic prosperity.
Shedding light on three-day event, he said inaugurated by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli will discuss measures that could be taken to make South Asia prosperous, promote trade and investment in the region, resolve economic and political issues in South Asia, and deepen cooperation in energy and cooperative sectors.
He said this mega event will bring positive change in South Asian economic and political outlook as leading business leaders, politicians, opinion makers, senior dignitaries from public and private sectors of SAARC member nations, prominent academicians, and Industry players, renowned and celebrated figures of South Asia being the drivers of socio-economic change will vocally advocate policies that promote regional economic cooperation.
Answering a question about progress of SAARC CCI towards integration of Economy in South Asia, he said he is always optimistic about bright future of South Asia despite this fact that SAARC has taken small steps at a time there has never been a case of looking back. As a result, SAARC today has many a success story to relate.”