ISLAMABAD: French Cultural Counselor, Martine Herle-Hamidi has said that French is the language which opens numerous opportunities for progress.

"There are 29 independent nations where French is an official language along with being the working and official language of United Nations, the European Union, UNESCO, NATO, the International Olympic Committee, the International Red Cross and different organizations across the globe," said a press statement issued today.

Hamidi said, "Pakistani Students with a good level of French are eligible for French government scholarships to enroll in postgraduate courses in France in any discipline and qualify for internationally recognized French degrees,"

The Counsellor also highlighted the cultural aspect of French Language as an international language of literature, cooking, fashion, film and theater, visual arts, performing arts and architecture.