France-Pakistan relations to be further strengthened: Envoy

SIALKOT, Pakistan: Ambassador of France to Pakistan Martine Dorance on Monday said that France and Pakistan were enjoying high cordial relations since long and would be further strengthened with passage of time.

Addressing executive body members of Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) she said, “We are making adequate efforts for extending full cooperation and support to Pakistan in various fields.”

She underscored the need of collective efforts for enhancing the volume of bilateral trade between the two friendly countries.

She stressed upon the business community of Pakistan that they should import different products from France.

The Ambassador lauded the role of business community of Sialkot for establishing international airport on self-help basis and set a unique precedent for the business community of the world.

In his address of welcome, acting SCCI President Muhammad Sarfraz Butt said there was a huge scope for quality products of Sialkot to be exported to France, which, he said, need to exploit to the maximum through mutual cooperation.

He said that Pakistan and France had always enjoyed cordial relations based on mutual trust and confidence in each others’ expertise.

“Pakistan has significantly benefited from the grant of the Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP Plus) trading facility by the European Union in 2014 which has increased our trade with France,” he said.

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