9th China-South Asia Business Forum(CSABF), 7th June 2014, Kunming, Yunnan, People’s Republic of China

Mr. Ismail Asif, President SAARC CCI addressed the inaugural session 9th China South Asia Business Forum at Haigeng Conference Centre in Kunming of China, held on 7th June 2014, Kunming, Yunnan, People’s Republic of China, Inaugurated by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh. The inaugural session of conference was also attend by Vice-president of Maldives Mohamed Jamil Ahmed, Secretary General of SAARC H.E Arjun Bahadur Thapa, Chairman of China Council for Promotion of International Trade Jiang Sengwei, Secretary of Committee of People’s Congress of Yunnan Province Qin Guangrong addressed the occasion, among others.

Commerce Ministers of different SAARC countries, including Bangladesh and leaders of trade bodies from China, Bangladesh, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Nepal joined the Forum.

China-South Asia Business Forum is the first forum mechanism for regional economic cooperation between Chinese and SAARC industrial and commercial circles in the context of ever increasing mutual trust in politic affairs and continuous economic cooperation between China and South Asian countries. The forum represents the common will of the business circle for strengthening cooperation and reaping mutual benefits in countries within the region, and is intended to provide an important platform for better communication and collaboration among the participants. The organizer had successfully hosted eight forums so far in Kunming.

Mr. Ismail Asif, President SAARC CCI addresses the 9th CSABF Forum. H.E. Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh, H.E. Dr. Mohammad Jameel Ahmed, Vice President Maldives, H.E. Mr. Rishad Bathiuddin, Commerce Minister Sri Lanka, H.E. Arjun Bahadur Thapa, Secretary General, SAARC, H.E. Mr. Qin Guangrong, Secretary CPC Yunnan Committee, H.E. Mr. Yu Ping, Vice Chairman CCPIT also addressed the session, moderated by Mr. Iqbal Tabish, Secretary General, SAARC CCI.

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