France to provide Pakistan with Helis !!!

Fennec_Helicopter_France_Le_Bourget_2005_01ISLAMABAD, July 23 (Xinhua) — France is keen to open a new chapter of relationship with Pakistan for strengthening democracy and its efforts to curb terrorism, French Minister for Foreign Trade Anne Marie Idrac said Thursday

On her first visit to Pakistan, Anne Marie said France wants to further strengthen the economic and defense ties with Pakistan while addressing a press conference here. Anne Marie said that main objectives of her visit was to finalize framework on different trade and economic subjects before the visit of French President Nicolas Sarkozy late this year. She said France would cooperate in transportation, energy, food industry and agriculture developmental for the economical progress and prosperity. France will also provide Pakistan with modern technology including Fennec Helicopter for curbing terrorism, she added. She said French private companies would sign their agreements after the visit by President Sarkozy to enhance bilateral trade and defense relations between the two countries. She said that her country had provided 2.3 million Euros for rehabilitation of internally displaced persons, adding that additional 10 million Euros had been given for supplying food to them. Anne said that France would also provide 300 million Euros during next three years (2009-2011) for social economic development which had been announced in Friends of Democratic Pakistan Conference. (1 U.S. dollar equals about 0.7 Euros )

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