France may invest in Pakistan’s clean energy production & tourism sector: Minister

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar has said that Pakistan offers attractive investment incentives and France may consider exploring more avenues for investment to the mutual benefit of two Countries.


Talking to the French Ambassador Marc Barety who along with the Country Director AFD Jacky Amprou met him in on Thursday, the minister said that France is an important development partner of Pakistan and appreciated the role of French Development Agency (AFD) for launching various development initiatives in Pakistan.

Khusro Bakhtiar noted that France has expertise in solar energy production and may look to finance projects in this sector in view of huge potential that the Country offers.

Khusro Bakhtiar for bilateral cooperation to boost tourism sector in Pakistan

The minister also called for bilateral cooperation to boost tourism sector in Pakistan as well as in up-gradation of transmission system in view of increased electricity generation in the Country.

The French ambassador apprised that France is financing projects in different areas including hydropower, urban management and restoration of heritage sites.

While appreciating the cooperation of the ministry of planning, Marc Barety said that AFD is also willing to expand the scope of its activities in the future.

The federal minister assured his ministry’s cooperation in completion of ongoing projects funded by AFD.

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