After his studies of international law and international relations, he was elected as the member of French National Assembly from 1993 until 2017. Under the presidency of Nicolas Sarkozy, he was a French Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (from 2009 to 2010) and after that Minister of Transport (from 2010 to 2012).
As the member of French National Assembly, he sat on the foreign affairs committee and was president of the Parliamentary Friendship Group between Kazakhstan and France during 8 years.
He was also member of the French Delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly from 2002 to 2017 and within its frameworks; he was a special representative for Central Asia between 2012 and 2015.
After his political career, he continues to be involved into foreign affair relations as the co-president of the association French-Russian Dialog (Dialogue Franco-Russe) and remains active in the Middle East with many missions in Syria and Iran.