Lahore:French Ambassador in Pakistan Philippe Thibaud called on Punjab Chief Minister, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, here today. Water projects being executed in Faisalabad with the cooperation of France, cooperation in various sectors and matters of mutual interest were discussed during the meeting. Chairman Planning & Development, Vice Chairman Punjab Investment Board and Director General LDA were also present on the occasion.
Talking to French Ambassador, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said that friendly ties exists between Pakistan and France, however, there is need of enhancing bilateral trade and economic cooperation. He said that Punjab and France can further enhance bilateral cooperation in agriculture, livestock and other sectors of social development. The Chief Minister while informing about the metro bus service project in the provincial metropolis told that metro bus service is an excellent project of public service due to which best transport facilities will be available to the citizens. He said that the world’s largest eight kilometer long flyover is also being constructed for metro bus service. He disclosed that the work on this project costing billions of rupees is continuing round the clock. Shahbaz Sharif said that there is need of taking measures for enhancing cooperation between France and Punjab.
French Ambassador Philippe Thibaud said that Lahore is an important historical city of Pakistan and a center of culture and civilization. He assured that steps would be taken for enhancing cooperation in various sectors with Pakistan especially Punjab. Vice Chairman Punjab Investment Board Dr. Misbah Ismail informed about the prospects of investment in Punjab and Chairman Planning & Development about the progress of water projects being executed in Faisalabad with the cooperation of France.