Pak-France strategic talks next month

ISLAMABAD - Secretary-level bilateral strategic partnership talks between Pakistan and France will be held in Paris next month, diplomatic sources said on Sunday.
According to the sources, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry will hold the follow-up talks with his French counterpart to discuss host of issues including measures to enhance bilateral trade between the two countries.
These sources further said that Pakistan wants to take advantage to enhance its external trade in the wake of GSP Plus status granted to it by the European Union.
Pakistan’s trade with European Union stands about 1.4 billion euros a year back and eighty per cent of the trade volume includes textile exports from Pakistan.
Likewise, the diplomatic sources further said that other important issues including bilateral relations, cooperation in various fields including defence and education would also be discussed during the Paris talks next month.

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