On October 13, 2020, a meeting of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan R.Meredov with the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the French Republic to Turkmenistan Isabelle Guisnel was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.
At the beginning of the meeting, the parties expressed their commitment to the development of bilateral relations. Having discussed issues on strengthening friendly relations between the two countries and expanding bilateral political, economic and cultural cooperation, the parties noted the need to organize contacts at the highest level, both in the format of bilateral visits and within the framework of participation in multilateral platforms. In this context, the possibility of organizing regular contacts between the Foreign Ministries of the two countries within the framework of the Cooperation Program between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs for 2019-2021 was discussed.
Concerning trade and economic cooperation, the parties exchanged views on promising areas, such as energy, digitalization, communications, construction, civil aviation, healthcare, agriculture, and fashion industry.
During the meeting, a proposal was voiced to create a mechanism for Turkmen-French interaction in the field of culture, education and science - Cultural Dialogue. In this regard, the parties proposed to initiate the creation of the Turkmen-French Council for cooperation in the field of culture, education and science.
During the meeting, Ambassador Isabelle Guisnel presented copies of her credentials. Congratulating the Ambassador on the appointment to this responsible position, the Turkmen side wished her success in her new assignment.