U.S. Embassy Helps Preserve Turkmenistan’s Cultural Heritage

Ashgabat, May 11, 2018 – U.S. Ambassador Allan Mustard will visit Mary province on May 16 to take part in the closing ceremony for restoration and conservation of the Greater and Lesser Gyz Gala monuments in Ancient Merv, supported by the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). The ceremony will be held at Gyz ...
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Dashoguz American Corner Reopens – Embassy and Partners Celebrate 15 Years with a Modern Redesign

Ashgabat, November 14, 2017 – On November 1, U.S. Ambassador Allan Mustard cut a ribbon to mark the reopening of the Dashoguz American Corner in a new, modernized space. The date also marked the 15th anniversary of the original opening of the Dashoguz American Corner, which hosts over 12,000 visitors per year. More than 50 ...
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U.S. Embassy Awards Grant to Restore Silk Road Site at Dayahatyn

Ashgabat, August 30, 2017 – Today U.S. Ambassador Allan Mustard awarded a $72,560 grant to the National Administration for the Preservation, Study, and Restoration of Historical and Cultural Monuments of Turkmenistan to restore and conserve the unique Silk Road caravanserai at Dayahatyn. Through this award, the U.S. Embassy and its partners will undertake a second phase ...
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U.S. Embassy Helps Restore Ancient Mosaics from Gonur Depe

Ashgabat, August 16, 2017 –  On August 14, 2017, U.S. Ambassador Allan Mustard celebrated the completion of a joint project with the Museum of Fine Arts in Ashgabat to conserve, restore, and reconstruct ancient mosaic panels from Turkmenistan’s archaeological site at Gonur Depe. In 2015 the U.S. Embassy in Ashgabat awarded a grant to the ...
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United States and Turkmenistan Sign Agreement to Share Tax Information

Ashgabat, July 28, 2017 – U.S. Ambassador Allan Mustard and Turkmenistan’s Minister of Finance Gochmyrat Myradov signed an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) to implement the provisions of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The agreement underscores growing international cooperation to curb offshore tax evasion and marks a step forward in building a stronger, more stable ...
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Ambassador Allan Mustard’s July 4 Speech

Your Excellency Chairperson of the Mejlis Nurberdiyeva, fellow ambassadors, esteemed guests, ladies and gentlemen, good evening! Thank you for joining us today. Thank you also to Presidents Donald Trump and Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for their commitment to U.S.-Turkmen friendship and a strong bilateral relationship. And, finally, thank you to the sponsors of today’s event. This simply ...
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Developing cultural ties between the U.S. and Turkmenistan through the Circus Arts

May 30-June 5, 2017 three American circus experts conducted a productive week-long workshop session for the students of the only school of circus arts in Turkmenistan – the Turkmen State Institute of Culture. This collaboration extended to the professional circus artists at the Turkmen State Circus which has concluded with the first joint circus performance ...
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U.S. Embassy Sponsors Professional Development Seminar for English Teachers in Turkmenistan

The U.S. Embassy in Turkmenistan in collaboration with the Ministry of Education of Turkmenistan held a two-day professional development seminar for English teachers May 20-21, 2017 at Magtymguly Turkmen State University. Three English Language Fellows led the seminar and shared their teaching experiences and methodology with 100 participants from throughout the country. Participants included university ...
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U.S. Embassy Helps Restore Dayahatyn Caravanserai, Turkmen Archeological Site

Ashgabat, November 18, 2016 – U.S. Ambassador Allan Mustard visited Lebap province today to take part in a closing ceremony for the restoration and conservation of the Dayahatyn caravanserai, an Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) project. He also reviewed the results of the conservation work done at the site. The ceremony was held at the Dayahatyn caravanserai with the participation of U.S. ...
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Closing Ceremony for the AFCP-funded Annau Mosque Mosaic Restoration Project

On August 12, Ambassador Mustard participated in the closing ceremony for an Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) project completed by the Fine Arts Museum of Turkmenistan. This was the second stage in the reconstruction of the 15th century Seyit Jemalletdin Mosque portal – known for its ancient Arabic calligraphy and mosaics depicting two golden dragons – originally located in Annau, ...
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Independence Day Remarks

Archabil Hotel July 1, 2016; 20:00 Your Excellency, Deputy Foreign Minister Niyazliyev, fellow ambassadors, esteemed guests, ladies and gentlemen, good evening!  Thank you for coming.  I thank as well President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for his continued support of the ever-strengthening bilateral relationship between the United States and Turkmenistan. Of course, I thank our sponsors, without whose ...
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Ambassador Mustard Underscores U.S. Government Commitment to Long Term Counter-narcotics Cooperation

From May 23-27, 2016, the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration conducted a Drug Unit Commanders Course in Ashgabat for officials from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the State Migration and Customs Services. The workshop was intended to respond to ...
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U.S. Embassy Promotes Turkmen Language through American Classics

Today, U.S. Ambassador to Turkmenistan Allan Mustard will present two newly translated and published American children’s books in the Turkmen language. Following the successful launch of Charlotte’s Web in Turkmen in 2015, the U.S. Embassy translated and published two more books, Farmer Boy and Little House in the Big Woods, by American author Laura Ingalls ...
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Neutrality Anniversary Remarks

On behalf of President Barack Obama and the American people, I extend my warmest congratulations and best wishes to the people of Turkmenistan on 20 years of official neutrality. This year, Turkmenistan celebrates a major milestone. Turkmenistan’s Council of Elders named 2015 the Year of Neutrality and Peace, marking the twentieth anniversary of Turkmenistan’s recognition ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Allan Mustard at the New Embassy Compound Groundbreaking Ceremony as Prepared for Delivery

Your Excellency Mr. Abilov, esteemed guests, ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon and welcome. Thank you all for joining us today for the groundbreaking ceremony of the new U.S. Embassy compound. You are standing on ground that in just a few months will see a new Embassy begin to take shape. From today on, as you drive by ...
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United States Invests in Turkmenistan’s Future with Ground-Breaking for New U.S. Embassy

U.S. Ambassador to Turkmenistan Allan Mustard and Mayor of Ashgabat City Myratniyaz Abilov broke ground today on the new U.S. Embassy in Ashgabat. The New Embassy Compound exemplifies the United States’ enduring commitment to a partnership with Turkmenistan, as well as to the country’s sovereignty and independence. Opening the milestone event, Ambassador Mustard stated that “the ...
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The United States Advances Global High-Tech Economy in Turkmenistan

The United States works with Turkmenistan and its development efforts in a variety of areas, including its information technology (IT) sector. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) presented U.S. Government programs and activities at the TurkmenTEL 2015 international exhibition. At this September 16-18 event, the U.S. pavilion focused on USAID’s IT-related programs and also ...
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Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation Helps Conserve Turkmen Heritage

The United States has further strengthened ties with the people of Turkmenistan by giving an ambassadorial cultural preservation grant for the Gonur Depe project.  On September 15, 2015, U.S. Ambassador to Turkmenistan Allan Mustard will officially award the 2015 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) grant to the Fine Arts Museum of Turkmenistan.  Worth $98,250, ...
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