French Senators visit Pakistan (11-15 April 2016)
A delegation of the France-Pakistan Friendship group of the French Senate visited Pakistan from 11 to 15 of April. Led by Senator Pascal Allizard, elected from the region of Calvados, it also included Senator Françoise Cartron, Vice-President of the Senate and Senator of Gironde, and Senator Patricia Morhet Richaud, elected from Hautes Alpes, together with the administrator of the friendship group, Mr Pierre-Michel Vauthelin.
French Senators followed a dense program of meetings with their counterparts as well as with the business community and the civil society in Islmabad, Lahore and Karachi, aimed at reinforcing bilateral relations between France and Pakistan in all domains, especially economic , cultural and university and scientific exchanges.
Among others, they were received by the President of the Senate of Pakistan, by the convener of the France-Pakistan friesndhip group in the Pakistani Senate, by the Minister of State, Chairman of BISP, and by the Chief Minister of Punjab.
They also interacted with members from the business community in Lahore and Karachi , particularly with the Pakistan Business Council and the Pakistan France Business Alliance.
They also met the Chairman of the HEC, in order to strengthen university and scientific ties between the two countries.