Ties with Pakistan at ‘historic low’ says French President’s top diplomatic advisor

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    Ties with Pakistan at ‘historic low’ states French President’s leading diplomatic advisor

    Emmanuel Bonne, who was speaking at Vivekananda Foundation thanked India for assistance in the middle of Islamabad’s criticism.


    Diplomatic Advisor Emmanuel Bonne

    Emmanuel Bonne, Diplomatic Advisor to the French President (Image Source: ANI)

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    French President’s Leading diplomatic advisor has actually stated Paris’ ties with Pakistan are at a ‘historical low’, this in the backdrop of remarks by its management versus the nation in the middle of the horror attacks last year.

    Emmanuel Bonne who is in Delhi for India France Strategic discussion stated, “Throughout this crisis, after the campaign against us, our relations with Pakistan most likely are at a historic low. This is not precisely what we desire, we assume it since our priorities and language are clear.”

    Pakistani Prime Minister Imran criticized French President Macron last year after the latter required upholding his country’s right to expression over terror attacks involving beheading after caricatures of Prophet Muhammad were revealed. Later widespread demonstrations were seen in Pakistan against France by hardline groups and calls by legislators to recall the country’s envoy to Paris.

    Bonne, who was speaking at Vivekananda Structure thanked India for support in the middle of Islamabad’s criticism. He said, “We quite appreciate the support we got not just from your authorities but likewise from Indian civil society, when our country was under attack by some leaders in Turkey and Pakistan and in other nations.”

    Including how they were trying to “produce range in between us and the Muslim world and this was certainly not what we were doing, certainly what we do not desire, this is for the simple reason that we have a long history with the Muslim world. We have affinities with countries in the Muslim world. It was important for us to able to state, India is reverse in this, which means you are countering disinformation, combating terrorism.”

    India had provided a strong declaration, deploring the “individual attacks in inappropriate language” on President Macron which the Ministry of external affairs stated was “in offense of one of the most basic standards of global discourse”. What stood apart was the spontaneous assistance by Indian society for France, with the Twitter trend #StandWithFrance also seen.

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