AmCham met with Ambassador Alaina Teplitz, U.S. Ambassador to Nepal, on 8th September in New Delhi. Ambassador Teplitz was accompanied by Andrea Goodman, Chief of Political and Economic Affairs, U.S Embassy, Kathmandu. The Ambassador gave an overview of the political and economic challenges in Nepal and highlighted areas of opportunity, which included a rich environment for research and a growing aviation sector. With the main goal of increasing Nepal’s economic success, the Ambassador emphasized the need to get businesses in and create jobs. She also touched on the relationship Nepal has with surrounding countries.

The session was chaired by Sanjeev Gupta, Chairman – Economic Affairs Committee, AmCham and Country General Manager – Public Sector, Microsoft Corporation India. Remarks were also made by Pratyush Kumar, Chairman, AmCham and President of Boeing India, and Madhvi Kataria, Deputy Executive Director, AmCham.

Participants were able to ask specific questions and mentioned challenges pertaining to their operations in Nepal. Companies that participated in the session included Bell Helicopter, Boeing, Caterpillar, Coca Cola, Eli Lilly, Honeywell, Microsoft, Monsanto, Sikorsky, Symantec, Synergics Hydro and UTC.

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