Nepal, US business collaboration discussion held

Kathmandu, July 29

The consul office for Seattle in Washington state recently organised ‘Nepal-USA: Business Collaboration, Investment Opportunities and Visit Nepal 2020 consultative meeting’ in Redmond to explore the benefits of business operations in Nepal for both Nepali and American business interests. According to AC Sherpa, honorary consul for Seattle in Washington state, the event was participated by more than 200 delegates from the business community.

Sherpa, who had served as deputy regional coordinator (Americas) for the Non-Resident Nepalis’ International Coordination Council, said that speakers in the programme included Nepal’s Ambassador to the US Arjun Karki; former US ambassador to Nepal Scott H Delisi; Washington State Senator Doug Ericksen; Mayor Bothell-WA Andy Rehune; Vice President of HSBC Bank Joycee Shih; Simiran Kundu, vice president of PRM Consulting Group; representatives from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; motivational speaker Darshan Rauniyar; Miss Nepal World Anushka Shrestha; Nepali industrialists like Shyam Tamang and Mingmar Tamang, among others.

“It was an excellent programme with distinguished business leaders, some of whom I hope will become partners with us in trying to build a future of hope for the people of Nepal,” Delisi, who is also executive director of Soarway Foundation, has been quoted as saying in a media release issued here today.

Rauniyar commended ‘great exchanges of ideas about investor opportunities in Nepal’, while Ambassador Karki appreciated active participation of everyone.

During the event, participants discussed the duty-free, quota free facilities extended to 77 Nepali products under the Obama administration, the statement adds. “The event proved to be especially fruitful in exploring the investment opportunities and business prospects in the US and Nepal.”