Pakistan enjoys friendly, cooperative relations with France: Commerce Minister

Minister for Commerce Syed Naveed Qamar says Pakistan enjoys historic friendly and cooperative relations with France and wishes to strengthen and diversify bilateral trade and economic linkages in the years to come.

Talking to France’s Minister for Foreign Trade and Attractiveness Franck Riester in Paris on Wednesday, he said Pakistan-France trade has witnessed a steady growth in recent years. 

He emphasized that Pakistan’s strategic location, fast-developing infrastructure and liberal investment policies the government make Pakistan an attractive destination for foreign investors.

He said since its launch in 2014, the GSP Plus scheme has helped in creating an enabling environment for the implementation of 27 international conventions on human rights, labour rights, environment and good governance in beneficiary countries.

Syed Naveed Qamar appreciated support of European member states especially France in securing the GSP Plus status in 2014.

He hoped that the upcoming GSP Plus 2024 would further strengthen the mutually beneficial trade ties between Pakistan and the EU.

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