‘Davos meet good opportunity to make Nepal widely known’

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Kathmandu

Jan 27, 2019-

Foreign Affairs Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali said Nepal’s participation at the World Economic Forum, also known as the Davos meeting, in Davos, Switzerland, was ‘a good opportunity’ to make Nepal’s current political and economic situation known to the world.

“It was an opportunity to share with the global community Nepal’s efforts for prosperity and deepening of democracy,” the minister said, who was part of the delegation that participated in the international forum. “We’ve been able to tell investors from across the globe how we have resolved the political problems and achieved political stability thereby creating an atmosphere conducive for foreign investment.”

According to him, foreign investors are now assured that Nepal is no longer conflict-ridden.

Similarly, another member of the delegation, Finance Minister Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada, added that the Davos meeting had been an opportune platform for Nepal to share with the world its political and economic status. “Nepal’s participation in the Davos meeting became successful in giving a message to the international community that Nepal has brought reforms in tax, customs

and foreign exchange,” he underscored.

 Vice Chairman of the National Planning Commission, Prof Dr Pushparaj Kandel, also echoed the Finance Minister’s statements, saying that the Davos meeting was fruitful in informing the global community about Nepal’s political stability, investment climate and potentials. Moreover, Prime Minister’s Advisor on foreign affairs, Dr Rajan Bhattarai, said Nepal would reap much benefit from the Davos participation.

He also talked about the Prime Minister’s bilateral meeting with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phu, where the two discussed talks to expand relations between the two countries. Vietnam has assured Nepal that it would invest in the country if the investment atmosphere were friendly in Nepal, he added.

Published: 27-01-2019 07:32

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