ISLAMABAD, Dec 7 (APP): Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar, Federal Minister  for Finance attended the closing session of the 75th Anniversary celebrations of French Agency for Development (AFD) hosted by the President of France, Francoise Hollande in Paris,today.

A statement issued by the Ministry of Finance here said that amongst
the dignitaries who attended the ceremony included the President of Guinea and Prime Minister of Haiti.

Jean Marc Ayrault the French Foreign Minister, Finance Ministers from a  number of countries, French parliamentarians, diplomats and members of the civil society also attended the ceremony.

French Agency for Development is a financial institution and main
implementing agency for France’s official development assistance for developing countries aiming to contribute to economic and social development in diverse geographical areas for improving the living conditions of the people.

Its programmes mainly focus on financing for energy efficiency and
hydropower projects, adding value to Pakistan’s efforts in tackling energy shortages in the country.