According to French ambassador, France wants to be a gateway for Pakistan to Europe and will welcome more students for receiving higher education in the French universities.
“We will welcome more students from Pakistan in our country. We want to be a gateway to Europe for Pakistan,” said the ambassador at a reception she hosted on the occasion of “Francophonie Day”.
As she decribes, Francophonie Day, she said that it is one of the biggest linguistic event celebrated since long by 900 million people across the world hence there were many good reasons to learn French.
While the discussion continues, the ambassador said, a 21 member delegation of French universities was already here to visit higher seats of learning in the Federal Capital as well as in Karachi and Lahore.
According to her, the basic objective of their visit was to foster relations with Pakistani universities and further strengthen cooperation between Paris and Islamabad in academic and scientific fields.
The Chairman of the Higher Education (HEC) Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed on the occasion told the media that the visit of the representatives of French universities would help strengthen academic cooperation between the two countries.
Also, that it would provide both sides an opportunity to discuss various issues regarding higher education, he added.
The two countries were also doing their best in the field of Culture and Pakistan, an exhibition will also be taking place in France, next year in Auguest, said Dr. Mukhtar.