Kathmandu, April 10
The French Embassy in Nepal, in collaboration with the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry organised Nepal-France Business Forum, yesterday.
The event was aimed at enhancing trade, commerce, and investment relations between Nepal and France.
Jean-Marc Fenet, 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 Eengineering Pvt Ltd, Thales NSEA PTE Ltd, Thales India Pvt Ltd, L’OPERA and PERNOD
RICARD India (P) Ltd.
The French companies came from a diverse 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 organised 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.
A business-to-business meeting was also organised by the FNCCI in which the French companies had a chance to meet and discuss business with the Nepali private sector.
A version of this article appears in print on April 11, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.