ISLAMABAD    -    France and Pakistan Tuesday agreed to join hands for reviv­al of economy and re­construction in the wake of the devastat­ing floods in Pakistan. According to a joint statement issued si­multaneously in Islamabad and Paris, Paki­stani Prime Minister Mu­hammad Shehbaz Sharif and French President Em­manuel Macron had a bi­lateral meeting on Tuesday on the sidelines of the 77th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York. Besides exchange of views on enhancement of bilateral relations, the two leaders agreed on mobilis­ing international support for Pakistan to help recover and rebuild its economy on a sustainable footing in the aftermath of the recent dev­astating floods in Pakistan related to climate change.

In order to gather the rel­evant international finan­cial partners and the devel­opment partners, France will host an international conference before the end of the year aiming at con­tributing to the rehabilita­tion and the reconstruction of flood affected areas of Pa­kistan and, with the help of climate-resilient recon­struction related financing, to accelerate transition to renewable energy.