Islamabad: Pakistan and France have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote science. Minister for Science and Technology Mir Changez Khan Jamali along with French Ambassador Philippe Thiebaud and Secretary Ministry of Science and Technology Ikhlaq Ahmad Tarar were present at a ceremony to ink the pact. 

Jamali said promotion of science and technology was need of the hour for socio-economic development of the country.

He hoped that the MoU will help students and the youth in arousing their interest in science and technology.  

Ambassador Thiebaud highlighted Pakistan-France collaborative programmes. He said signing of the MoU was evidence of strong bilateral relations Pakistan and France, which would be further strengthened in the future.