Pakistan wants strong ties with France both at bilateral, EU levels: President.


President Dr Arif Alvi on Friday said Pakistan desired to strengthen economic cooperation with France, both at bilateral level and in context of European Union. Talking to French Ambassador Marc Barety at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, the President stressed that there existed immense scope of investment in Pakistan due to its friendly policies. President Alvi expressed satisfaction over the highlevel contacts between the leadership of the two countries and also the parliamentary friendship groups which played an important role in strengthening bilateral relations. On India's controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act bill, the President termed it a defacement of the proclaimed Indian secularism which had put minorities, especially Muslims, at a serious risk. He emphasized that Occupied Kashmir was under complete lock-down, where all civic liberties of the Kashmiri people had been suspended, and they were being subjected to brutal molestation, lynching and imprisonment.

Taking stock of the bleak plight of Kashmiri people, he hoped that France would play its rightful role in alleviating the suffering of the Kashmiri people...

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