France Ambassador in Pakistan Mrs Martin Dorance said that her country enjoyed historic and cordial relations with Pakistan and both countries were successfully doing business in many fields. The ambassador emphasized that there vast scope for Pakistani rice in EU market and joint venture in rice field would be beneficial for businessmen of both the countries.

France Ambassador in Pakistan Mrs Martin Dorance expressed the views while talking to a delegation of Rice Exporter Forum (REF). She said that the REF would be facilitated to explore the markets of France and other EU member countries.

Mrs Dorance assured REF Vice Chairman Mian Mohsin Aziz that joint meetings of the forum with French businessmen would be organised to find ways for enhancing rice exports.

Rice exporters including Mian Waqar Aziz, Mian Amir Aziz, Mian Usman Aziz, Mian Iqbal Aziz and Senator Pir Nazim Hussain Shah were also present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Mohsin Aziz urged the Ambassador to woo French businessmen and experts to help REF in improving quality of rice and provide state of the art lab facilities.