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Ambassador of France to Pakistan Philippe Thiebaud

Ambassador of France to Pakistan Philippe Thiebaud said Paris is willing to cooperate with Islamabad to enhance its exports to the European markets.

Talking to delegation of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry here, the Ambassador said France was striving for a Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) plus status for Pakistani products. Moreover, he added, his country was also helping Pakistan resolve energy crisis by financing dams and introducing energy efficiency practices.Ambassador Thiebaud said that promoting relations with Pakistan, which was one of the largest trade partners of the European Union, was the priority of his country.

Among others, the FPCCI delegation included FPCCI Chairman Standing Committee on Diplomatic Affairs Sheikh Humayun Sayeed, FPCCI Chairman Media and Head of Economic Department, French Embassy Dominique Simon were present on the occasion. The ambassador said that among EU countries, France has second largest presence in Pakistan after Germany as 80 French companies have subsidiaries here while 180 companies of two countries are involved in bilateral trade. He added that French automakers have shown interest in Pakistani market while many other big companies have recognised Pakistan as a great investment destination. – PT