FAISALABAD : French Embassy Counselor for Cooperation and Cultural Affairs Andre de Bussy Saturday said that France and Pakistan are enjoying excellent educational ties.
However, he stressed the need to further strengthening agricultural, academic, textile and cultural ties to get benefit from each other experiences that will help combat the common challenges.
He called on University of Agriculture Faisalabad Vice Chancellor Dr Zafar Iqbal Randhawa at VC Chamber here.
Faculty of food, Nutrition and Home Sciences Dean Dr Masood Sadiq Butt; and Dr Rizwan also attended the meeting.
Andre de Bussy said that they would help UAF promote Cheese culture.
He said that French language courses being offered at UAF will help raise understandings among the peoples.
UAF Vice Chancellor Dr Zafar Iqbal Randhawa said that the university was having the faculty of 700 and out of which 480 faculty members are PhDs.
He said majority of the university doctors had studied abroad. He said that they were setting up different clubs of foreign qualified faculty members of Europe, America and China so that they can interact with the experts of country where they studied and contribute their effective role to address the challenges and problems.
Dr Masood Sadiq Butt said that French Center set up at UAF produced 100 students in French language for the educational, research and business purposes. He said that University was having a number of faculty members who studied from France. He said they were planning an international conference in the weeks to come in which Australian experts will come.