Lahore : Ambassador of France to Pakistan Mrs. Martine Dorance held a farewell meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif.
During the meeting, different matters of mutual interest came under discussion including promotion of bilateral relations and enhancement of cooperation in different sectors.
The Chief Minister paid tributes to the French Ambassador for rendering invaluable services for the promotion of mutual cooperation between Pakistan and France and said that her services for the enhancement of Pak-France relations are praiseworthy. He said that Pakistan and France enjoy cordial relations; however, there is a need to further promote these relations in economic, trade and other sectors on permanent basis.
The French Ambassador congratulated Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif over completion of energy projects in record period of time and said that the speed with which energy projects are being completed in Pakistan is an example of its own. She also appreciated the efforts made by the incumbent government to overcome the energy crisis.
She further said that France gives tremendous importance to its relations with Pakistan and cooperation with the Punjab government at every level will be continued.
Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif also hosted dinner in honor of French Ambassador.