Lahore, The Gulf Observer: French Ambassador Nicolas Galey called on Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi at his office on Monday and discussed matters of mutual interest. It was agreed to further promote bilateral cooperation in the fields of education, tourism, protection of historical places and information technology.
The CM noted that excellent friendly relations exist between Pakistan and France. He thanked the ambassador for French assistance during the corona and maintained that there is a need to promote trade and economic relations between the two countries on a sustainable basis. Some French companies are working in Punjab and the province has a very favorable environment for investment, he mentioned. French investors should take advantage of investment opportunities in Punjab, they will be provided with all possible facilities, he stated. It is possible to increase bilateral trade by exchanging trade delegations and the delegation of French educational institutions will be welcomed in Punjab; the CM added and disclosed that he took admission to the French cultural centre in Lahore to learn the French language in the 70s.
The French ambassador said that a delegation of French educational institutions will visit Punjab soon. The French government will continue to cooperate with the Punjab government for the protection of tourism and historical places and this cooperation will be further promoted.
Mrs Camelia Galey, wife of the ambassador, head of the economic department Mr Laruent Choption, political consular Mr Sokrarith Henry, Hussain Elahi MNA, chief secretary, Principal Secretary to CM Muhammad Khan Bhatti and others were also present.