Pakistan is keen to strengthen ties with France: PM Shehbaz Sharif

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that Pakistan is committed to furthering its connections with France in all areas of shared interest.

On Monday, The Prime Minister during the meeting with French Ambassador Nicolas Galey emphasized the significance of Pakistan-France’s long-standing cooperative relations, both bilaterally and within the framework of the European Union.

He hoped that the two countries relations would improve and that fresh opportunities for collaboration will also be explored.

The prime minister underlined the severe damage brought on by recent floods in Pakistan and the government’s response to the emergency.

He also thanked President Emmanuel Macron for showing solidarity and support for the flood victims, as well as for dispatching a relief flight with tents, water pumps, and a medical team for the flood victims.

Shehbaz Sharif stressed that France could support the government’s efforts during the restoration and reconstruction phase in addition to providing immediate humanitarian aid.

Shehbaz stated that Pakistan looked forward to furthering its mutually beneficial ties with France through constant dialogue.