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Nepal says enhanced regional connectivity to resolve all problems

Islamabad: The Ambassador of Nepal to Pakistan Bharat Raj Paudyal on Friday said enhanced regional connectivity can resolve all the problems and address the issue of poverty.

He said that volume of trade between Pakistan and Nepal is not satisfactory which can be boosted by enhanced linkages and information sharing between the government organisations and business communities.

Paudyal said this while talking to a delegation of Islamabad Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI) comprising founder president Samina Fazil, President Farida Rashid and others. Deputy Chief of Mission D.P. Bhandari was also present on the occasion.

The Ambassador said that women can play important role in expanding the canvas of regional cooperation through different initiatives.

Craft is one of the best tools for females to generate income which also leads to exposure, outreach and impact, said Bharat Raj Paudyal.

He said that single country exhibitions on regional level will provide opportunity to artisan women to share experience and feel part of a larger community. Such initiatives will help preservation of traditional skills, he added.

The envoy assured full support and participation by Nepalese businesswomen in upcoming Islamabad Women Expo 2013. He also welcomed the plan of IWCCI to hold Saarc Business Women Conference.

At the occasion, Samina Fazil said that businesswomen of both countries need to enhance ties. Collective effort can improve regional ties and create a sense of familiarity in region which will benefit Saarc states, she said.

Farida Rashid said that many Pakistani women want to showcase their products in Nepal for which they need guidance and opportunities which will help attain goal of peace and prosperity.

Empowering women in South Asia has always been a challenging issue which need serious efforts by all the players, she demanded.

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