On December 9, 2022, the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, met with the Chairman of the France-Central Asia Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group of the Senate of the French Republic, Herve Moray.
Expressing gratitude for the opportunity of a personal meeting, the guest cordially congratulated the Hero-Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and the entire Turkmen people on the holiday of Neutrality.
Conveying heartfelt greetings with best wishes from the Chairman of the Senate Gerard Larcher, the Chairman of the Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group reaffirmed France's commitment to strengthening cooperation with Turkmenistan.
The guest also conveyed a special message from the President of the French Senate with an invitation to the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan to visit the French Republic at any time convenient for him.
Thanking for the congratulations and good wishes, Arkadag conveyed warm greetings in return to the President of the Senate of the French Republic and noted that the current visit would be an important step in further strengthening friendly ties between the countries and developing inter-parliamentary cooperation, and accepted the invitation with gratitude.
During the conversation, it was stated that this year marks a significant date - the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Turkmenistan and the French Republic. As emphasized, during this period, close cooperation has been established not only in a bilateral format, but also within the framework of international structures.
The interlocutors stated that in order to further deepen bilateral cooperation, it is necessary to use the great potential of inter-parliamentary ties, in particular, the France-Central Asia inter-parliamentary friendship group.
Considering interstate relations as an important tool for mutual understanding and rapprochement between the two countries, Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Chairman of the France-Central Asia Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group of the Senate of the French Republic Herve Moray confirmed their readiness for further constructive cooperation.
At the end of the meeting, the interlocutors expressed mutual wishes for good health, well-being and success in responsible law-making activities.