Belt and Road platform to promote Nepal pashmina

- Xinhua, Kathmandu

Mar 27, 2017-

The Belt and Road International Trade and Investment Platform, a mutual exchange platform of global purchasers and suppliers, has agreed to promote Nepalese pashmina products in China, local chapter of the platform said.

The international trade and investment platform was formed with a joint initiative of chambers of commerce, associations and authoritative organizations from countries and regions along the Belt and Road routes.  

The Belt and Road initiative, proposed by China in 2013, aims at building a trade and infrastructure network connecting Asia with Europe and Africa along the ancient trade routes of the Silk Road.

A local chapter of the platform, launched in November, said a team of the international platform had come to Nepal recently to take part in the Nepal Investment Summit on March 2-3.

Bhaskar Raj Rajkarnikar, chairman of the local chapter, told Xinhua that an understanding has been reached between the two sides on selling Nepalese pashmina in China, one of the largest markets in the world through the platform.

“Nepal has got a huge opportunity to increase exports of Nepali pashmina to China,” he said.

According to Shanker Prasad Pandeya, president of Nepal Pashmina Industries Association, the platform agreed to help market Nepalese pashmina products in China after Nepalese entrepreneurs provide information about the Nepalese products.

“Agreement has not been signed on the matter, but understanding has been reached,” he said.

Published: 27-03-2017 10:19

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