Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with France as a political, economic and security partner, bilaterally as well as within the context of the European Union.
It was stated by Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua while talking to delegations of the French National Assembly and Senate led by Jean-Bernard Sempastous and Pascal Allizard in Islamabad.
She briefed the parliamentarians on the improved security situation in the country and conducive environment for trade and investment.
She said the Friendship Groups play a key role in bringing the two countries closer. She also welcomed interest of French companies for investing in Pakistan.
She briefed the delegation about the regional security situation and highlighted Pakistan's efforts in the fight against terrorism.
While referring to Pakistan's principled policy based on peaceful relations with neighboring countries including India and Afghanistan the foreign secretary called upon the parliamentarians to play their role in the resolution of Jammu and Kashmir dispute for upholding the principles of human rights.
The French Parliamentarians acknowledged Pakistan's sacrifices in the fight against terrorism.