New Delhi: British Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BACCI) chairman Dr Mohammad Hotak attended SAARC Development Fund (SDF) Partnership Conclave, Delhi 2018 as keynote speaker.

Dr Hotak spoke on the rapid growth of tech, innovation and entrepreneurship across South Asia, and stressed on the role of venture capital as key to creating the future unicorns for the region.

He also chaired the panel on regional integration and connectivity, which is a major issue in the region.

Dr Hotak highlighted the importance and use of technology, online marketplaces and digital trade to bypass the decades old political barriers that hinder regional trade, connectivity and integration in South Asia.

As the chairman of International Digital Chamber of Commerce, Dr Hotak offered help and support to SAARC Secretariat and SDF in making digital connectivity possible and creating jobs and opportunities for millions of people in the region.