Ashgabat hosted political consultations between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs of France. The delegation of Turkmenistan was headed by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Vepa Khadzhiev, the French delegation was headed by the Deputy Director of the Department of Continental Europe of the French Foreign Ministry Sylvain Guyoguet.
During the talks, a wide range of issues of bilateral cooperation in the political, trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres was discussed. The high level of bilateral partnership within the framework of international and regional organizations was noted, as well as interaction in the UN was considered. A separate topic of the meeting was the Turkmen-French partnership in the Turkmenistan-European Union format and the implementation of the points of the "EU Strategy for Central Asia".
The diplomats also exchanged views on the international agenda and touched upon some aspects of international energy and environmental security. A separate topic of the meeting was the development of inter-parliamentary cooperation.