ISLAMABAD (APP) The visit of Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani to France is of great importance which would help further strengthen trade linkages between the two countries in the fields of energy, defence, telecommunications and other key sectors. Giving details about Prime Ministers four-day official visit to France from May 3, Pakistans Ambassador to France Shafqat Saeed on Monday said he would hold discussions with French leadership on range of issues including security, trade and investment. In an exclusive talk with a news channel, he said Pakistan and France are expected to sign agreements on political and strategic relations, economic and commercial partnership and defence and security matters. Ambassador Shafqat said during his visit, Prime Minister will meet President Nicholas Sarkozy and PM Francois Fillon, besides interacting with heads of major energy companies and business community. Gilanis meeting with President Sarkozy will focus on bilateral, regional and international issues and the two countries relations in the changing international scenarios. The Ambassador said the two countries are also expected to ink a Memorandum of Understanding between Federation of French Business Corporations and Pakistan Joint Business Council to establish the Pakistan-France Joint Business Council. France and Pakistan enjoy good trade relations. The volume of bilateral trade stood at US$ 1106.19m during last year while the exports came up to US$ 682.77m. The imports were valued at US$ 423.42m during the same period. Prime Minister Gilani will also meet the members of MEDEF -Mouvement des Enterprises de France (Movement of the Frenc Enterprises), the largest union of employers in France. He will also visit French Senate and meet its President besides meeting the French ministers for defence and foreign affairs. The Prime Ministers delegation will comprise