Ladies empowerment important to financial improvement: US envoy


US Ambassador to Islamabad Richard Olson has mentioned his nation was working to empower girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan for spurring financial improvement within the two neighbouring nations.

Addressing the closing ceremony of the primary annual 4-day Afghanistan and Pakistan Womens Enterprise Convention right here, Olson mentioned girls participation in financial progress is important. “Ladies’s financial empowerment is important to the event of each Pakistan and Afghanistan, and the US is working with each neighboring nations to broaden girls’s participation within the economic system via entrepreneurship, employment alternatives and schooling,” he mentioned , based on a information launch of the embassy right here.

The convention was organized by the US Division of Commerce’s Business Legislation Growth Program (CLDP), in partnership with USAID, the US-Pakistan Ladies’s Council, and the governments of Afghanistan and Pakistan. It, goals to strengthen the competitiveness of Afghan and Pakistani enterprise girls.

Olson reiterated that the US Commerce and Funding Framework Settlement Memorandum of Understanding on Ladies’s Financial Empowerment, signed with the governments of Afghanistan and Pakistan, will allow each the nations to extend cross-border commerce and funding and guarantee extra girls’s participation within the economic system.

The Pakistan-Afghanistan Joint Chambers of Commerce and Trade (PAJCCI) led a collection of discussions with contributors masking a variety of matters together with regulatory points in Afghanistan-Pakistan cross-border commerce, enterprise financing, business-to-business networking, and cyber coaching. Main enterprise girls from Afghanistan and Pakistan got here collectively to debate authorized and regulatory points necessary to women-led small and medium enterprises energetic in worldwide commerce and had the chance to community and kind cross-border business-to-business relationships, it mentioned.

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