PARIS, (DNA) – A one day Pakistan France business conference organized by Business France under the umbrella theme of “Emerging Pakistan” successful concluded in Paris today. A 14-member delegation of Pakistan France Business Alliance (PFBA) from Karachi led by Mr. Jamil Hamdani, Chairman of PFBA attended the event.
The conference was jointly inaugurated by Mr. Moin ul Haque, the Ambassador of Pakistan to France and Mr. Marc Barety, Ambassador of France to Pakistan.
Addressing the conference, Ambassador of Pakistan said that France was an important business partner in Europe. He highlighted the importance of trade and investments in developing a balanced and sustainable bilateral relationship and said that this conference has provided the business communities of the two countries an excellent platform to further deepen existing business, trade and investment ties.
The Ambassador of France to Pakistan in his address said that Pakistan and France over the years have developed beneficial partnerships in economic sector. He briefed the participants about the steps taken by the French government to expand trade and investment ties with Pakistan.
Earlier, Ms. Christelle Labernede Director South Asia of Business France in her welcoming address said the purpose of this workshop was to provide leading Pakistani companies representing diverse fields including pharmaceutical, animal health, nutrition, aerospace, energy and oil and gas sector to network with their French counterparts to establish business to business linkages and discuss business prospects and opportunities.
Mr. Jamil Hamdani Chairman/CEO of PFBA gave a presentation on “Opportunities for French Companies in Pakistan”. Representatives of some foreign companies working in Pakistan shared their positive experiences of doing business in Pakistan and encouraged the French companies to consider Pakistan as a preferred destination for business and benefit from its investment friendly policies.
Business networking meetings were also held between the members of the Pakistani delegation with their French counterparts. Later in the evening, Ambassador of Pakistan to France Moin ul Haque hosted a reception in the honor of visiting delegation. The reception was attended by representatives of French companies, members of the French civil society and high ranking French government officials.
Business France is the French public-sector organization tasked to promote trade and investment to and from France by connecting with the emerging markets of the world.