Business leaders from SAARC countries are calling on the governments to initiate regional cooperation to develop eight identified areas in return for greater intra-regional investment and trade.
The private sectors of the SAARC countries – represented by seven leading chambers of commerce – suggest regional cooperation in the areas of trade, services, investment, tourism, agriculture, energy, infrastructure, trade facilitation measures and harmonisation of standards to drive the South Asia forward.rn
rnldblquote The seven chambers of commerce have formed a South Asias CEO Forum and the Forum will identify areas of development and cooperation between countries for each of the eight sectors,
dblquote said Ms Ayoni Waniganayake, Senior Assistant Secretary General, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.rn
rnRegional cooperation in the form of pooling and exchanging of expertise, said Waniganayake, will develop the entire region faster and allow collective trade with the rest of the world.rn
rnThe Forum calls