‘Pakistan paid dearly in fight against terrorism’: France’s Macron tells Imran


ISLAMABAD: French President Emmanuel Macron late Thursday night acknowledged the “high price” Pakistan has paid in the fight against terrorism in a telephonic conversation with Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Congratulating the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader on emerging victor in the July 25 polls, Macron emphasised on the need to build and strengthen bilateral cooperation and linkages between Paris and Islamabad.

During the phone call, the French president also spoke of assistance in the fields of energy, water resources, and trade.

He also expressed his desire to work together with PM Imran on matters of mutual interest.

He also expressed Paris’ desire to cooperate in the fields of energy, water resource management, trade, as well as, the economy. He also hoped both nations could join hands on issues of mutual interest on the global stage.

The French premier lauded Pakistan’s efforts in fighting terrorism. He also condoled Imran on the deadly spate of terrorist attacks in the run-up to the country going to the polls back in July.

The PTI supremo thanked Macron for his call and expressed the desire to deepen bilateral relations into a lasting partnership. The PTI chief added that trade and investment ties between the two countries were on the rise. He also invited greater French investment in Pakistan.

PM Imran also briefed the French head-of-state on issues pertaining to the regional situation, as well as on the importance of maintaining peace in Afghanistan and improving relations betweeIn India and Pakistan.


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