(MENAFN - Trend News Agency ) Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Nov. 21
By Huseyn Hasanov– Trend:
Paris hosted Turkmen-French political consultations on a wide range of topical issues, the Turkmen Foreign Ministry said in a message Nov. 21.
The French side was represented by Maurice Gourdault-Montagne, secretary general of France's Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and Florence Mangin, director of the Department of Continental Europe of France's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development.
The sides exchanged views on topical regional and international issues of mutual interest.
A meeting was also held in the France-Turkmenistan Chamber of Commerce, where the issues of business partnership between the two countries were discussed.
In general, French companies in Turkmenistan are represented in such areas as construction, transportation, tourism, energy.
The two countries are also interested in implementing the project of transporting Turkmen gas to Europe. The option of laying a gas pipeline through the Caspian Sea and Azerbaijan and its connection to transnational projects in the European direction is also being viewed.