Iranian businesswomen participate in Pakistan intl. business summit

May 16, 2017 - 9:8

TEHRAN – Two businesswomen, Maryam Soltani and Zahra Galij, represented Iran at the First International Women Business Summit-2017 which was held in Pakistan on May 12-13.

The event aimed at emphasizing the role of women in trade and business, IRNA reported.
Iranian women traders in their speeches briefed the audience about the active role Iranian women have in trade and economic fields and said that Iranian chambers of commerce for women are ready to have closer cooperation with regional chambers of commerce including those based in Pakistan. 
They also invited women traders of Pakistan to visit Iran.
The summit was an opportunity for women entrepreneurs as it provided a platform for sharing experiences and ideas in developing women's leadership and entrepreneurship capacity, the report said.
The main objective of the event was to inspire, connect, support and empower women in order to bring peace and prosperity in the region.
Also present in the event was the Iranian Consul General, Mohammad Baqer Beigi.
In his address, Baqer Beigi congratulated authorities for holding such a large scale international women conference in Pakistan and expressed hope that the conference would provide necessary grounds for development of more trade and economic ties between Iran and Pakistan in the future. 
Pakistan Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastagir Khan, who was also present, told the participants that the conference was expected to provide a platform for female entrepreneurs to interact with business women of the world and get connected with them for promotion of businesses.
Over 200 women entrepreneurs from Afghanistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Iran attended the summit.

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