'France sees Pakistan as partner': President Zardari

2nd August 2010, Comments 0 comments

France sees Pakistan as a reliable friend, President Ali Asif Zardari said Monday after meeting his French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris.

"France feels that Pakistan is a responsible partner with them in the world," Zardari told reporters at the Elysee Palace, adding that Sarkozy would visit Pakistan later in the year.

The talks took place on the first day of a five-day trip by Zardari to France and Britain, a visit which has been overshadowed by British Prime Minister David Cameron's charge that elements in Pakistan "export terror".

Zardari did not explicitly address the British allegations, and French officials had previously said that Sarkozy would raise security concerns in his talks with the Pakistani leader.

© 2010 AFP

0 Comments To This Article