France willing to bolster economic ties with Pakistan

09:37 AM | 16 Sep, 2016
France willing to bolster economic ties with Pakistan
PARIS - Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said that Pakistan's economy indicates macroeconomic stability, fiscal discipline, sustained growth rate, and record-breaking performance of its stock market.

He said this while talking to his French counterpart Michel Sapin in Paris.

Ishaq Dar said both the countries need to explore new avenues for further cooperation in diverse areas including energy, agriculture, food processing, aviation, information technology, automobiles and engineering.

He said renowned international financial institutions are projecting Pakistan to be one of the top twenty economies of the world in the coming decades.

French Finance Minister on this occasion said Pakistan has made impressive economic gains in the last three years.

He expressed willingness to bolster trade and economic ties with Pakistan benefiting from the conducive investment environment in the country.

Michel Sapin lauded the achievements of Pakistani security forces in the war against terrorism.

The two sides also agreed to facilitate the businessmen and significantly raise the current level of bilateral trade. They also agreed to discuss upgrading of the Administrative, Economic and Trade Committee to Ministerial level in the form of Joint Economic Commission.