Pakistan’s PM Invites French President for Official Visit

Wed Apr 03 2024
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ISLAMABAD: French Ambassador to Pakistan Nicolas Galey on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif at the Prime Minister House. 

Foreign Minister Senator Ishaq Dar and Special Assistance to Prime Minister Tariq Fatemi were also present. 

During the meeting, Ambassador Galey presented a congratulatory letter from French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal, congratulating the Prime Minister on his re-election.

The Prime Minister thanked his French counterpart for his warm greetings and emphasized the friendly relationship between Pakistan and France. 

Despite facing challenges in the past, both nations are now committed to strengthening bilateral cooperation.

Reflecting on previous interactions, the Prime Minister fondly recalled his meetings with French President Emmanuel Macron, particularly at the UNGA Session in 2022 and the Paris Conference on New Financing Pact on Climate Change in June 2023.

He praised President Macron’s support for Pakistan, including his virtual participation in the Geneva Conference on Resilient Pakistan in January 2023.

The Prime Minister extended an invitation to President Macron to visit Pakistan officially and emphasized the importance of enhancing cooperation, especially in trade and investment. 

He welcomed the French initiative to bring corporate leaders from top companies to Pakistan and highlighted the government’s focus on stabilizing the economy.

They also discussed the situation in Gaza and Afghanistan, with the Prime Minister commending French peace efforts in Gaza. 

Ambassador Galey briefed the Prime Minister on bilateral developments and informed him of an upcoming French delegation’s visit to Pakistan for discussions on cooperation. 

Moreover, France expressed interest in collaborating with Pakistan in multilateral forums, including the United Nations.


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