Message of Mr. Philippe Thiebaud, French Ambassador to Pakistan.
Dear Friends in Pakistan and Friends of Pakistan It is my pleasure to share few words in the “Diplomatic Insight” on the occasion of the National Day of France. Bastille Day on the 14th of July embodies the spirit of the French Revolution and the universal motto values: Liberty, Equality, Fraternity. Celebrating this day in Pakistan is an opportunity to remind ourselves of the importance of those principles as France places them at the heart of the French-Pakistani collaboration. The France-Pakistan bilateral It encompasses the economic and agriculture sector, with more than 185 companies having join the PakistanFrance Business Alliance and 40 companies developing their activities on the Pakistani soil. It also covers the focus on need-based higher education scholarships, and the energy and water and sanitation sectors, towards which the French Development Agency, AFD, dedicates most of its funds and initiatives in agreement with the Pakistani government. In the past year, I have had the pleasure to travel across the breathtaking Pakistani landscape and witness the dynamism of the French-Pakistani friendship. 2013 is an important year in the history of Pakistan, not only did an elected Parliament peacefully transferred power to a newly democratically elected government but we witnessed the vitality of democracy and motivation of the Pakistani people, massively mobilized to vote. France welcomes and supports the exchanges between Pakistan and the European destination of Pakistani exports. France looks forward to continue building on this positive cooperation along with its Pakistani partners. France stands on the side of Pakistan to achieve its goals and further development. *Courtesy by Embassy of French Republic in Pakistan.