LAHORE  - President SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) Vikramjit Singh Sahney Wednesday said that SCCI can play a pivotal role in enhancing economic relations and trade cooperation in the region.

He said this while talking to VP SCCI Pak Chapter, Iftikhar Ali Malik and other traders and businessmen. He is currently visiting Pakistan along with 150 Indian business delegates headed by Indian Commerce Minister Anand Sharma. SCCI chief said that SCCI has fully supported the government-industry partnership and remained engaged in dialogue with governments of the SAARC region.

He stressed promotion of regional and economic cooperation in South Asia. However, he regretted that political tensions and development constraints in the region over the years played a decelerating role for economic integration and development of South Asia. Vikramjit said that if all SAARC member countries pool in their indigenous resources it would help improve the socio-economic conditions and augur well for welfare of their respective people.