Great success for French movies at Theater Workshop in Lahore

Islamabad; Sep 28-An international film festival was organized in Lahore by the Rafi Peer Theater with the help of the Alliance Française from the 20th to the 23rd of September 2012; productions from France were amongst the most represented movie industries. Success of France’s new generation of directors and actors was such that a French Movie Festival will be organized separately next year.

France funds Regional Health Programme Planning Workshop

Islamabad, 22 Sep(Staff Reporter)The French Ambassador to Pakistan, Philippe Thiébaud, closed on the 22nd of September 2012, the Regional Health Programme Planning Workshop held in Islamabad funded by the French Ministry of Foreign Af­fairs and organized by the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) for the cross-border re­gions of Afghanistan (Badakhstan), Pakistan (Chitral) and Tajikistan (Gorno-Badakhshan). The financial commitment for this project amounts up to 2 millions Euros for a duration of 4 years (2012-2016).

France announces over 68 million euros for renewable energy in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, JULY 06(DNA) - On July 6th, 2012, Mr Iftikhar Ahmed Rao, Additional Secretary of Economic Affairs Division (EAD), His Excellency Mr Philippe Thiébaud, Ambassador of France, and Mr. Nicolas Fornage, Country Director of the French Development Agency (AFD), signed the funding agreement for the Jaggran II Hydro-power Project.

France welcomes the decision of Pakistan to reopen the Ground Lines of Communication.

Paris, July 4, 2012-“France welcomes the decision of Pakistan to reopen the Ground Lines of Communication. This decision enables the members of ISAF to move ahead with the process of transition in Afghanistan. It should also facilitate the progressive withdrawal of the Coalition forces until 2014.

Pakistan plays a pivotal role in the stability and security of Afghanistan. Its decision reinforces the needed cooperation between States in the region and ISAF members to pursue this objective.”

Certificate distribution ceremony at the Alliance Française of Islamabad

Islamabad, June 13, 2012-The certificate distribution ceremony for the DELF-DALF (diploma delivered by the French Ministry of Education) was held on June 13, 2012 at the Alliance Francaise Islamabad in association with the Embassy of France. The Counsellor for Cooperation, Development and Cultural Affairs, Dr. Frederic Bessat, along with two Board Directors of the Alliance Francaise, Dr. M. Shafi and Mrs. Mariam Mehdi, have presented awards with prizes to the Best students for the year 2011.

France strongly condemns the attack on Pakistani peacekeepers in DR Congo

ISLAMABAD; May 15- 2012-“France strongly condemns the attack which wounded seven Pakistani peacekeepers of the UN Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) yesterday in South-Kivu. France extends its solidarity to Pakistan and the families of the peacekeepers.
France calls for the authorities of the Democratic Republic of Congo to ensure those responsible of this attack will be brought before justice.

French president François Hollande promises 'a new start' for Europe

After victory over Nicolas Sarkozy, Socialist says he will fight back against German-led austerity measures

Paris, Sunday 6 May 2012-François Hollande has become France’s first leftwing president in almost 20 years after beating Nicolas Sarkozy.
François Hollande has won the presidency of France, turning the tide on a rightwards and xenophobic lurch in European politics and vowing to transform Europe's handling of the economic crisis by fighting back against German-led austerity measures.

France welcomes the handing over of a child by a Pakistani Court to her mother

Paris; Report-FEB 21, 2012- France has welcome the handing over of a child by a Pakistani Court to her mother- In a statement made by the Spokesperson of the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, has said that“We welcome the positive outcome reached on this issue.In May 2005, a young French girl whose custody was entrusted to her mother by French judiciary was brought to Pakistan by her father.Her father, who was facing an International arrest warrant for subtraction of child under custody of her mother and retention outside of France, was traced last week.

Pakistan strongly desires long-term strategic engagement with France

ISLAMABAD, Feb 7 ;Dr Fehmida Mirza, Speaker National Assembly said Pakistan attaches immense importance to its relations with France and wants to further diversify existing relations through enhancing parliamentary and economic ties.She lauded French support for granting trade preferences to Pakistani exports in European Market.

France-Pakistan cooperation in higher education

Studying in France 2012: 15 Pakistani laureates selected for “Split-PhD” and Post-Doctorate programs

 Islamabad; Jan 31, 2012

H.E. Mr. Philippe Thiebaud, Ambassador of France to Pakistan, hosted a reception at the French Embassy in Islamabad on January 31, 2012 to award HEC and French Scholarships to 15 Pakistani laureates for the fellowship programme, both for “Split-PhD” and Post-Doctorate in different fields. They will leave for France early next month to conduct their scientific studies which will last up to 9 months.


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