RVSP French embassy holds exhibition to rekindle memories
ISLAMABAD: The embassy of France Monday organized an exhibition titled ‘France-Pakistan 60 years of friendship’. Pictures of French envoys with General Ziaul Haq, Nawaz Sharif, Benazir Bhutto, President General Pervez Musharraf and other important dignitaries were displayed at the exhibition.
“Being desirous of making provision for the representation of Pakistan in the French Republic, we have made choice of Muhammad Nawaz Khan, first ambassador of Pakistan to France, 1950,” it was written on a portrait recalling sweet memories of beginning of Pak-France diplomatic relations.
Pakistan and France have close ties in defence relations and the exhibition pointed out the sort of cooperation in a decent way. A five-member French team, comprising of diplomats, under the supervision of Ambassador RÃ©gis de Belenet, arranged the exhibition.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri and other distinguished gusts were also present at the embassy. While talking to a group of journalists, the foreign minister acknowledged the 60-year-old Pak-France friendly relations. Responding to a query regarding the growing energy requirements of the country, he urged the EU countries and Nuclear Suppliers Group member states to adopt criteria-based approach for co-operating other countries in energy sector.
But the journalists were interested in the recent political situation and one of them asked him about the announcement of Benazir Bhutto’s homecoming. Kasuri said he would welcome her and said the government talked with all political parties in order to make the political environment conducive for everyone. Regarding Pakistan’s role in war against terrorism, he said Pakistan had done a lot and time had come for other countries to do more in war against terrorism. The French ambassador said he was looking forward to continuity of Pak-France relations.
Source: The Post