French Business delegation in Islamabad and Karachi (4-6 April 2017)
MEDEF International, the French business confederation, organized, with the strong support of the French Embassy in Islamabad and the Pakistani authorities, an important French business delegation in Pakistan from the 4th to the 6th of April.
This mission was led by M. Thierry PFLIMLIN, Chairman of the France-Pakistan Business Council of MEDEF International and President of Total Global Services.
About 20 companies took part in the delegation representing a wide range of sectors such as energy, environmental services, banking and financial services, agribusiness, IT and aviation industry.
The three-day long program gave the French companies the opportunity to better understand what were the Pakistani economic priorities and how was the business environment, as well as to engage in fruitful discussions with:
• the Pakistani business community, particularly with members of the Pakistan Business Council.
• Ministers and highest political authorities both at the federal and provincial level.
Some industrial site visits were also organized in Karachi.
This visit was a concrete follow-up to the meeting organized in MEDEF headquarters in Paris in September 2016 between French companies and HE Mr. Muhammad Ishaq DAR, Minister of Finance and Economic affairs, who was accompanied by HE Mr. Miftah ISMAIL, Chairman of the Board of Investment, and a Pakistani business delegation.
According to Thierry PFLIMLIN, “such business delegation - the first one since 2005 - embodies the existing momentum in the economic bilateral relationship and was a wonderful opportunity to strengthen commercial and industrial partnerships between France and Pakistan.”