Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) and Asian Institute of Diplomacy & International Affairs (AIDIA) jointly organized an interaction program with H.E. Mr. Asfaw Dingamo, the ambassador of Ethiopia to South Asia at FNCCI Secretariat, Teku on 22nd December 2016.

In the interaction program, H.E. Asfaw shared the experiences of Ethiopian Economic Development. He told that both Ethiopia and Nepal are landlocked countries with similarities in multiple ethnicities, agrarian economy, huge hydropower potentiality, diverse biodiversity, rich history and with similar experience of conflict in the past. He described on how Ethiopia became successful in getting double digit economic growth for more than a decade. H.E. Dingamo, the former Ethiopian Water Minister, further shared successful Ethiopian experience of attracting huge FDI and possibility of hydropower generation in Ethiopia without foreign investment. The Ambassador floated the Ethiopian experiences that political stability and unity among diversity is the key to the economic prosperity.

The program, chaired by Gyanendra Lal Pradhan, Chairperson of Energy Committee of FNCCI was concluded with the commitment for continuous collaboration for mutual benefits. Members of FNCCI and staffs of AIDIA were participated in the interaction program.