Visit to Pakistan of the Admiral Guillaud, Chief of the Personal Military staff to the President of the French Republic : (Statement from the French Embassy in Islamabad)
(July 02, 2009)
A delegation from the Presidency
of the French Republic lead by Admiral Edouard Guillaud, Chief of the Personal
Military Staff to the President of the French Republic, arrived today in
This visit was set up following the
visits to Paris of President Zardari on May 15th, and General Kayani
on May 18th, in order to extend the discussions.
The fight against terrorism is a
key matter of concern for the international community. Within the framework of
our common goal to fight terrorism, this visit aims at strengthening our
bilateral cooperation in the field of defence and security.
Admiral Guillaud and his
delegation will call on H.E. President Asif Ali Zardari, H.E. Prime Minister
Yusuf Raza Gilani, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, General Tariq Majid
and Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani. They will conduct
in-depth meetings on the international situation, the fight against terrorism
and the bilateral cooperation in this field.
France’s objective is to offer its political and military
cooperation and support to Pakistani Authorities in the strengthening of their
dauntless fight against terrorism and extremism. France wishes to contribute to
regional security and stability through a reinforced dialogue on these matters.