Independance day : Message of President Hollande to President Zardari [fr]
On the occasion of the National Independence Day of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, I am pleased to convey my most sincere wishes and congratulations to the people of Pakistan as well as yourself.
On this important electoral year, I wish to your country the prosperous and democratic future the Pakistani people aspired to. The upcoming election will remain as an additional landmark symbolizing the strengthening of democracy in Pakistan.
As mentioned during our meeting in Paris on the 11th of December 2012, France stands on the side of Pakistan in the fight against terrorism and extends feelings of friendship and solidarity in the face of tragic events, particularly affecting the Shia community since the beginning of this year. The Pakistani population deserves to live in a secured environment, free from daily threats and the scourge of terrorism.
Please accept, Mister President, the assurances of my highest consideration.