Nepal-France Business Forum held by French Embassy in Nepal Collaboration with FNCCI

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Kathmandu, April 11, 2019: On the occasion of launching Nepal-France Business Forum which was organized by the French Embassy in Nepal with a collaboration of Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry. The motive of the event was to enhance trade, commerce, and investment relations between Nepal and France.

Jean-Marc Fernet, Head of Regional Economic Service at the French Embassy in India, accompanied the representatives of the French companies to Kathmandu.

The companies included AETS Consultants, Bureau Veritas, Gemalto, IDEMIA, IN GROUPE, LUMIPLAN ITS India Pvt Ltd, POMA India, Mecamidi HPP India Private Limited, TRACTEBEL Engineering Pvt Ltd, Thales NSEA PTE Ltd, Thales India Pvt Ltd, L’OPERA and PERNOD ICARD India (P) Ltd.

The French companies came from a varied background and most of them were from Smart City, Agro and Aviation sectors, according to a press release issued by the embassy today.

The main objective of the visit, which is a follow up to the recently held Investment Summit 2019, is to explore trade and investment opportunities in Nepal, and is one of the major events as part of the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relation between Nepal and France, according to the press release.

At the programme organized by the FNCCI, Minister for Finance Yuba Raj Khatiwada and Nepal Investment Board CEO Maha Prasad Adhikari talked about the current Nepali business/investment climate, opportunities, and legal reforms.