AKIPRESS.COM - Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov on June 15 met with newly appointed Ambassador of France to Turkmenistan Philippe Merlin, who presented copies of his credentials, the Foreign Ministry reported.
Meredov congratulated the Ambassador on his appointment and expressed the readiness of the Turkmen side to provide assistance and support in the implementation of his diplomatic activities.
The parties discussed the agenda of Turkmen-French relations, covering various areas of interstate cooperation. It was stated that cooperation between Turkmenistan and France is developing on the principles of mutual respect, equality of rights and partnership.
The minister emphasized the constructive cooperation between the two countries in the international arena, within which the parties act as co-authors of important international initiatives.
The diplomats expressed a common opinion on the importance of expanding trade and economic ties in such areas as energy, logistics and green technologies.
The sides also stated effective cooperation in the field of culture, archeology and the study of the French language.