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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Bike Diplomacy: U.S. Embassy Promotes Silk Road Connectivity with Bike Trip across Turkmenistan

Ashgabat, March 28, 2018 – Public Diplomacy Officer J.R. deLara will bike across Turkmenistan March 31 – April 12 to demonstrate support for regional connectivity, promote U.S. educational and exchange programs, and learn more about life in Turkmenistan outside the capital. J.R. will depart from Farap on March 31 and expects to reach the Caspian ...
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USAID Supports Producers with Export Promotion in Turkmenistan

Ashgabat, March 28, 2018 – The U.S. Agency for International Development Competitiveness, Trade, and Jobs Program in Central Asia, in partnership with the Turkmenistan Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (UIE), held a seminar for local producers to help strengthen their export potential. To increase their revenue and earn hard currency, Turkmenistan’s producers look to foreign ...
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The U.S. Embassy will conduct an Auction on March 30, 2018

On Friday March 30,2018, the U.S. Embassy will conduct an auction at the U.S. Embassy, Karz Bank. The auction will last from 9:00am to 12:00pm. At the auction, the Embassy’s General Services Office will sell residential, office and computer property. Successful bidders will be notified by phone the same day for payment and pickup arrangements. ...
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A Year in America for High School Students!

American Councils for International Education announces the 2018 testing schedule for the U.S. Government-funded FLEX Exchange Program for High School Students. Finalists in the competition will have the opportunity to live with an American family and study in an American high school during 2018-2019 school year. The FLEX program pays for all travel, housing and living ...
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U.S. Embassy Brings American Musicians to Holiday Concert in Ashgabat

Ashgabat, December 22, 2017 – The U.S. Embassy is sponsoring a fourth and final trip by four musicians from the United States to work with the Turkmen National Conservatory, culminating in a joint concert on Saturday, December 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Magtymguly National Music and Drama Theatre. The concert will feature American classics, ...
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New Entry Period for Diversity Visa Program DV-2019

Due to technical issues, the registration period for DV-2019 is being restarted, and all entries made prior to October 18, 2017, will need to be resubmitted for the entrant to be considered. We regret the inconvenience to Diversity Visa entrants. In order to ensure fairness and protect the integrity of the process for all those ...
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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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U.S. Embassy Presents Recent American Films in Annual Summer Film Screenings

Ashgabat, June 30, 2017 – On July 1 the U.S. Embassy kicks off its seventh annual Summer Film Screenings, featuring three recent American blockbusters. The films will be shown in July at theaters in Ashgabat, Balkanabat, Dashoguz, Mary, Turkmenbashi, and Turkmenabat. U.S. Embassy personnel will introduce the films and greet visitors before and after the screenings. Arrival, ...
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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 Sponsors Women’s History Month Concert on March 17

Ashgabat, March 13, 2016 – The U.S. Embassy is sponsoring three American music experts to work for a week with the State Symphony Orchestra of the State Cultural Center of Turkmenistan, culminating in a joint concert on Friday, March 17 at the Magtymguly National Music and Drama Theatre. The American musicians are traveling to Turkmenistan ...
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Worldwide Caution

Africa East Asia and Pacific Europe Middle East and North Africa South Asia and Central Asia Western Hemisphere As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad. This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September ...
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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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U.S. Embassy Helps Preserve Turkmenistan’s Cultural Heritage

Ashgabat, August 29, 2016 – Today, the U.S. Embassy in Ashgabat will award $85,600 to the National Administration for the Study, Preservation and Restoration of Cultural and Historical Monuments of Turkmenistan from the 2016 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) program. An award ceremony will be held at the Fine Arts Museum of Turkmenistan today, August 29 at 15:00, with ...
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USAID Supports Turkmenistan in Exploring Export Opportunities Through the UAE

On August 20-26, 2016, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) arranged a visit to Dubai, UAE for four State Commodities and Raw Materials Exchange officials to explore opportunities for stocking Turkmen goods in Dubai warehouses in order to make them more accessible to potential buyers. The officials met with warehouse operators, shipping agents, freight forwarders, commercial real estate companies, ...
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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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U.S. Embassy Shares American Culture Through Annual Summer Film Screenings in Turkmenistan

All of the films will be shown in Russian with English subtitles and are open to the public free of charge. The films will be screened according to the following schedule: Ashgabat – “Ashgabat” Cinema Hall Saturday, July 9 at 12:00– Inside Out (cartoon) Saturday, July 9 at 15:00 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens ...
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Important Notice

The U.S. Embassy alerts all Turkmenistan citizens and residents interested in work, travel, and exchange opportunities in the United States of malicious scams recently propagated on behalf of the Embassy by unknown individuals. These scams have falsely advertised education and travel opportunities and have solicited payment under pretense. With the exception of Consular services, the ...
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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 Film Industry

Two award-winning film experts of the American Film Showcase (AFS) program, director Steven (Sandy) Smolan and cinematographer Christopher Chomyn, will visit Ashgabat May 20-25 to share their expertise with professionals in the field of filmmaking. These two cinematographers will give public presentations and screenings at the U.S. Embassy’s Information Resource Center (IRC) and the Ashgabat ...
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Turkmenistan Loans Important Art Objects to Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York

Two representatives of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET), Assistant Curator at the Department of Islamic Art Ms. Martina Rugiadi and Conservator Ms. Janis Mandrus, will visit Ashgabat April 6-13 to prepare the shipment of more than a dozen Seljuq-era artifacts from museums in Turkmenistan to New York City. An exhibition titled “Court ...
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U.S. Embassy’s Music Program Shares Culture, Expertise with Turkmen Performers

Today, contemporary American dance and music group Company E will begin a series of workshops and presentations to share their expertise with counterparts in Turkmenistan. The program will culminate in a joint Turkmen-American concert for the public on February 27. Based in Washington D.C., Company E emphasizes international collaborations with the great choreographers, dancers, musicians ...
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Remarks by Deputy Assistant Secretary of U.S. State Department Daniel Rosenblum at the Turkmenistan Oil & Gas Conference as delivered

Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you distinguished guests and minister Halilov. It is a great pleasure to be here today to speak at this important conference. I would like to focus my remarks today first on global energy markets, and then I’ll be addressing Turkmenistan’s role and contributions as an important player in ...
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Statement by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Turkmenistan’s Independence Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Turkmenistan on the 24th anniversary of your nation’s independence. Since that proud day of independence, the United States has been pleased to work closely with Turkmenistan on a wide range of issues including regional stability, energy security, education, ...
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