BoI chief woos French investors in Paris

Updated March 29, 2018

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State and Chairman Board of Investment (BoI) Naeem Y. Zamindar said Pakistan with its 207 million-strong consumer base, growing economy and skilled workforce offers an excellent opportunity to the French companies for investment.

Addressing the Pakistan Investment Forum in Paris on Wednesday, mutually organised by BoI, Embassy of Pakistan to France and Mouvement des Entreprises de France, Zamindar invited French investors to benefit from the country’s liberal investment policies and assured them of government’s full support.

Presentations were made by the representatives of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtnkhwa investment boards about business and investment opportunities in their respective provinces. A number of major French companies including Renault, Total, Suez, General Electric, Gemalto, Vinci, Credit Agricole, Surys and Engie attended the event.

Zamindar also held separate meetings with Thierry Pflimlin — the president of TOTAL Global Services — and representatives of Renault, French Development Agency and Credit Agricole.

Members of the Pakistani delegation held business-to-business meetings with their French counterparts in diverse areas such as infrastructure development, agri-products, energy, IT, pharmaceuticals, security equipment and water management.

Published in Dawn, March 29th, 2018