SAWTEE and South Asia Centre for Policy Studies (SACEPS) launched a book titled Regional Economic Integration: Challenges for South Asia during turbulent times amidst a function recently.
The book launch program commenced with Madhu Raman Acharya, Executive Director, SACEPS, delivering his welcome speech. The book is edited by Dr. Saman Kelegama of Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), Colombo, and Dr. Ratnakar Adhikari, Puspa Sharma and Paras Kharel of SAWTEE.
Chief Guest of the program was Lal Mani Joshi, Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Supplies.
Prof. Dr. Bishwambher Pyakuryal, Central Department of Economics, Tribhuvan University, provided critical comments on the book. Similarly, Dhan B. Oli, Director, SAARC Secretariat, remarked that this book should serve as a clarion call for redoubling the efforts towards achieving enhanced regional integration in South Asia. Dr. Posh Raj Pandey, Executive Chairman, SAWTEE, who chaired the program, also spoke about the need to strengthen regional trade.