France, Pakistan to work for Pakistan’s economy

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ISLAMABAD: France and Pakistan have agreed to join hands for revival of the Pakistani economy and reconstruction in the wake of the devastating floods in Pakistan, the Foreign Office said on Wednesday. Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif and French President Emmanuel Macron had a bilateral meeting today 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 mobilizing 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. DNA