ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Ambassador to France Moin ul Haque has said that Pakistan and France have forged strong and long-lasting cooperation in academic and scientific fields to open doors of French institutes of higher learning for the Pakistani students. He was talking to a 61-member group of students of Iqra University of Pakistan, which called on him at the Embassy of Pakistan to France in Paris on Wednesday, according to a message received here.
The ambassador said that over 700 Pakistani students were currently pursuing their master and doctorate degree programmes in the engineering, management and research fields in the French institutes of higher learning, which would help provide high quality human resources to Pakistan’s growing and expanding industrial, infrastructure development and manufacturing sectors. He apprised the students about Pakistan-France Joint Research Programme (PERIDOT) which provides a platform to Pakistani and French researchers to interact for joint research activities. The students of Iqra University, mostly from BBA and MBA disciplines and led by seven faculty members, are currently visiting various European countries, including France, as part of their 10-day study visit.