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Sri Lankan External affairs Minister to inaugurate South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation’s to inaugurate Seminar on Trade Facilitation

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Islamabad, July 11, 2012 (PPI-OT): The SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAARC CCI) in collaboration with the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka and in partnership with: Friedrich Nauman Stiftung, New Delhi, will organize seminar “ Trade Facilitation in South Asia: Addressing barriers to foster Trade Chain” on July 13, 2012 in Colombo, Sri Lanka .

Professor G.L. Peiris, Minister for External Affairs, Government of Sri Lanka, will inaugurate the seminar along with Professor Madhukar SJB Rana, Nepal former Finance Minister of Nepal. Mr. Vikramjit Singh Sahney, President SAARC CCI will deliver keynote speech while Mr. Annisul Huq, Immediate Past President, Mr. Tariq Sayeed, founder member and the former President of SAARC CCI will chair technical sessions.

In addition to renowned speakers, professionals, practitioners and the Government officials, Senior Vice President, SAARC CCI Mr. Ahmed Mujuthaba from Maldives, Vice Presidents Mahendra Parmar from India, Mr. Iftikhar Ali Malik from Pakistan and Mr. Kosala Wickramanayake from Sri Lanka will share their view point at business sessions.

The Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sri Lanka will also host the 56th Executive Committee Meeting of the SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which will be attended by more than 40 Executive Members from National Federations/ Chambers of Commerce FBCCI (Bangladesh), BCCI (Bhutan), FICCI( India), MNCCI (Maldives), FPCCI ( Pakistan)and FCCISL. Mr. Vikramjit Singh Saheny, President SAARCCCI will lead over 15-membrs delegation from India while delegation from other countries will be led by Vice Presidents of SAARC CCI from their respective organizations.

Mr. Iftikhar Ali Malik, Vice President, SAARC CCI Pakistan Chapter, Executive Members Mr. Fazal Elahi, Mr. Adnan Jalil and Secretary General Mr. Muhammad Iqbal Tabish have left for Colombo on 11th July 2012. Mr. Tariq Sayeed, former President SAARC CCI will reach Colombo from Philippines after attending the CACCI Planning Committee Meeting while Begum Salma Ahmed, Vice Chairperson of SAARC Chambers’ Women Entrepreneurs Council (SCWEC), some other members and Mr. Zulfiqar Ali Butt, DSG, SAARCCI have already left for Colombo before.

For more information, contact:
SAARC Chamber Of Commerce and Industry
Apex Business Organization of SAARC
House No. 397, Street 64, I-8/3, Islamabad- Pakistan
Tel: +9251 486 0611 -3, 831 6023
Fax: +9251 831 6024


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