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France to invest in Pakistan: delegation meets PM

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ISLAMABAD: A delegation of MEDEF (Movement of the Enterprises of France) on Monday called on Prime Minister Imran Khan here and evinced interest in investing in various sectors of Pakistan including manufacturing sector, agriculture, energy and others.

The prime minister welcomed the interest of MEDEF, which was the largest association of French entrepreneurs with 750,000 members.

PM Khan highlighted Pakistan’s investment potential and business friendly policies of the government.

He highlighted the potential of agriculture, industry, Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and tourism including mountain tourism, religious tourism, coastal and beaches, and religious tourism.

Premier Imran Khan also highlighted steps taken by the government to reduce the cost of doing businesses and improving ease of doing business in the country.

President Dr. Arif Alvi on Monday said Pakistan was focussed to strengthen its bilateral ties with France and explore new avenues of collaboration in realms of trade and investment for mutual benefit of both the countries, Radio Pakistan reported.

He was talking to Chairman of Pakistan-France Business Council of MEDEF International and President of Total Global Services Thierry Pflimlin, who along with his delegation called on him in Islamabad today.

The president underscored that Pakistan offers various investment opportunities for French investors especially in the sectors like manufacturing, housing, tourism, communications, and road infrastructure.