Pakistan, France working to deepen cultural cooperation

APP75-11 PARIS: December 11 - A group photo of two-member Pakistani delegation comprising Syed Junaid Akhlaq, Director General Federal Department of Archaeology and Museums and Zafar Ali Secretary Culture, Tourism & Archaeology of Baluchistan after a meeting with the Ambassador of Pakistan to France Moinul Haque in Paris. Andre De Bussy, Counselor Cultural & Cooperation of the French Embassy in Islamabad was also present on the occasion. APP

ISLAMABAD, Dec 11 (APP):A two-member Pakistani delegation comprising Syed Junaid Akhlaq, Director General Federal Department of Archaeology and Museums and Zafar Ali Secretary Culture, Tourism and Archaeology of Balochistan met Ambassador of Pakistan to France Moin ul Haque in Paris.

Andre De Bussy, Counselor Cultural and Cooperation of the French Embassy in Islamabad was also present on the occasion,
a message received here from Paris on Tuesday said.
The Ambassador briefed the delegation about Pakistan-France cultural relations and various initiatives being taken to further strengthen cooperation in this area.
He welcomed the proposed MoU between National History and Literary Heritage Division of Pakistan and Mussee Guimet of France in this regard.
The Ambassador noted Pakistan’s rich history and diverse cultural heritage. Currently Pakistan has six UNESCO World
Heritage sites and efforts were being made to inscribe more cultural and natural sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage list.
Later, Director General Federal Department of Archaeology and Museums and Secretary Cultural, Tourism and Archaeology
of Balochistan briefed the Ambassador on steps taken by the Federal and Balochistan governments to promote culture, develop
new museums and protect and preserve archaeological treasures of Pakistan.
The two-member Pakistani cultural delegation was on a 7-day visit to France organized by the Embassy of France to
Pakistan.
During its stay, the delegation will hold discussions with the officials of French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Culture, Management of Guimet Museum and archeological experts besides visiting historical and cultural sites of France.

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