USAID’s Tenth Annual Central Asia Trade Forum Goes Virtual

November 16, 2020 – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the tenth annual Central Asia Trade Forum , an international event promoting regional trade and connectivity across Central Asia and beyond. This year’s five-day virtual event includes 100 speakers and 4000 registered participants representing 39 countries including the USA, Afghanistan, Georgia, Germany, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, …

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U.S. Embassy Supports Collaboration Between Turkmen and American Organizations to Preserve Historical Manuscripts

Ashgabat, November 6, 2020 – On November 5 the Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. of the U.S. Embassy in Turkmenistan, Ms. Valerie Chittenden, announced the U.S. Government’s support of a cultural preservation project to protect historical manuscripts in Turkmenistan. During a virtual ceremony hosted by the U.S. Embassy in Turkmenistan, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. (CDA) Chittenden granted the …

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The U.S. Embassy Continues Partnership with The State Circus of Turkmenistan with a Gift in Honor of Turkmenistan’s Independence Day

Ashgabat, September 22, 2020 – On Tuesday, September 22, the U.S. Embassy in Turkmenistan presented a gift of circus equipment to the State Circus of Turkmenistan in honor of Turkmenistan’s upcoming Independence Day. This gift continues the United States’ support of the circus arts in Turkmenistan through long term collaboration with the State Circus and …

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Dredging Up the Past: A Clean Riverbed is Changing the Lives of Turkmen Farmers

By USAID CENTRAL ASIA SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2020 “When there are floods, we have to build barriers to keep our land safe,” says Ataev Maksat, a 35-year old farmer from Saryyazy, a village in Mary, Turkmenistan. He is a third generation farmer, growing wheat and cotton on his ancestral land. He also raises livestock and tends …

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U.S. Ambassador to Turkmenistan Appointed to Temporarily Fill High-Level Position in U.S. Department of State

September 4, 2020 Press Section U.S. Embassy Ashgabat FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Release Ashgabat, Turkmenistan — U.S. Ambassador to Turkmenistan, Matthew S. Klimow, was selected to temporarily fill a high level position within the U.S. Department of State. He will serve as the acting Inspector General of the Department. In order to fulfill the duties …

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The United States of America partners with public and private experts of Turkmenisan to Preserve Historical Treasures at Shahrislam

Ashgabat, August 27, 2020 – On August 27th the U.S. Ambassador to Turkmenistan, Matthew S. Klimow, announced an award from the United States’ Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) to the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan and the Institute of History and Archaeology of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan for their collaborative …

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Prep4Success Program – Distance Learning in Fall 2020

Prep4Success Program – Distance Learning in Fall 2020 Advertisement for Potential Participants Have you graduated from school? Are you having trouble getting a good score on the TOEFL? Have you heard about the SAT? Do you know about college level academic reading and writing? Do you have questions on how to write an essay that …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Participation in the Virtual C5+1 High-Level Dialogue

Today, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo participated in the Virtual C5+1 High-Level Dialogue hosted by Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale with the foreign ministers of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Secretary Pompeo reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to the C5+1 diplomatic platform to address shared security interests, including peace …

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USAID Launches Future Growth Initiative in Turkmenistan

February 11, 2020 Ashgabat, Turkmenistan – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) officially launched the Future Growth Initiative. Through this program, USAID will support Turkmen enterprises in creating new jobs, improving skills, and increasing sales and exports in targeted sectors, including information and communications technologies, food processing, carpets, and leather and handicraft …

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Prep4Success Program – Advertisement for Potential Participants

Have you graduated from school? Are you having trouble getting a good score on the TOEFL? Have you heard about the SAT? Do you know about college level academic reading and writing? Do you have questions on how to write an essay that will enhance American university applications? American Councils invites citizens of Turkmenistan to …

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The United States Invests in Turkmenistan’s Water Management

Mary, Turkmenistan, December 10, 2019 – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Smart Waters program, implemented by Central Asia Regional Environmental Center (CAREC), in cooperation with the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (IFAS) handed over a 170,000 USD dredger to the State Committee on Water Management in Tashkopri, the south-east settlement …

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Statement by Ambassador Klimow on the Occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities

On behalf of the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, and the American people, I extend warm greetings and best wishes on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities to the Government and people of Turkmenistan. The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992 by United Nations …

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American Film Experts Present Documentary Films in Ashgabat

The U.S. Embassy in Ashgabat held its annual screenings of independent documentary films on Saturday, October 26, and Sunday, October 27, at the Ashgabat Cinema, featuring three critically-acclaimed movies, and followed by a Q&A with American film experts. As Ambassador Klimow stated at the event, “Documentaries are not as well-known as fiction films. But by …

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“theater simple” represents the United States at the International Festival in Ashgabat

American theater group, “theater simple,” visited Turkmenistan November 17 – 25, 2019, for the 3rd International Theatre Festival organized by the Ministry of Culture of Turkmenistan. Since its foundation in 1990, “theater simple” has received a number of awards, including the Grand Prize at the Adelaide Fringe festival, and entertained audiences both in the United …

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U.S. Delegation Builds Bridges of Inclusion through Adaptive Sports

October 17, 2019, Ashgabat – A delegation of adaptive sports athletes, coaches, and administrators from the United States concluded its 10-day visit to Turkmenistan with a conference in Ashgabat on October 15. During the program, delegation members shared their experience promoting sports inclusive of individuals with disabilities and engaged with their counterparts from Turkmenistan through …

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Joint Statement on the Fourth C5+1 Ministerial

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson September 24, 2019 The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan on the occasion of the Fourth C5+1 Ministerial. Begin Text: The Secretary of State of the United States of America, the five Ministry …

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RFQ Subject # PR8479644 Promotional Materials

The Embassy of USA in Turkmenistan is inviting potential vendors to submit quotation Promotional materials listed in the file (PDF 67KB). The Embassy intends to award Purchase Order to the responsible company submitting an acceptable quotation at the lowest price. Award will be based on initial quotations without holding discussions, although we may hold discussions with companies in the competitive range …

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RFQ Subject # PR8644204 Equipment and Spare Parts – Part II

The Embassy of USA in Turkmenistan is inviting potential vendors to submit quotation for equipment and spare parts -part II listed in the file (PDF 147KB). The Embassy intends to award Purchase Order to the responsible company submitting an acceptable quotation at the lowest price. Award will be based on initial quotations without holding discussions, although we may hold discussions with companies in the competitive …

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RFQ Subject # PR8631271 Equipment and Spare Parts

The Embassy of USA in Turkmenistan is inviting potential vendors to submit quotation for equipment and spare parts listed in the file (PDF 127KB). The Embassy intends to award Purchase Order to the responsible company submitting an acceptable quotation at the lowest price. Award will be based on initial quotations without holding discussions, although we may hold discussions with companies in the competitive …

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RFQ Subject # RFQ PR8629950 – KeyWatcher

The Embassy of USA in Turkmenistan is inviting potential vendors to submit quotation for KeyWatcher (pls. see the attachments: PR8629950 (PDF 121KB); Attachment 1 (PDF 84KB); Attachment 2 (PDF 139KB)). The Embassy intends to award Purchase Order to the responsible company submitting an acceptable quotation at the lowest price. Award will be based on initial quotations without holding discussions, although …

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RFQ Subject # PR8624498 Tools for Maintenance Team

The Embassy of USA in Turkmenistan is inviting potential vendors to submit quotation for Tools for maintenance team listed in the file (PDF 132KB). The Embassy intends to award Purchase Order to the responsible company submitting an acceptable quotation at the lowest price. Award will be based on initial quotations without holding discussions, although we may hold discussions with …

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RFQ Subject # Playground

The Embassy of USA in Turkmenistan is inviting potential vendors to submit quotation for playground ( SOW attached – PDF 214 KB). The Embassy intends to award Purchase Order to the responsible company submitting an acceptable quotation at the lowest price. Award will be based on initial quotations without holding discussions, although we may hold discussions with …

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A Year in America for High School Students!

American Councils for International Education announces the 2019 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 the 2020-2021 school year. The FLEX program pays for all travel, housing …

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The U.S. Embassy will conduct an Auction on September 13,2019

On Friday September 13, 2019, 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 also auto vehicles. Successful bidders will be notified by phone the same day for …

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American Jazz Music concert featuring the Ari Roland Jazz Quartet

Please join us for an American Jazz Music concert featuring the Ari Roland Jazz Quartet. On June 27 through 30, 2019, the quartet will perform in three cities in Turkmenistan including Mary, Turkmenabat, and Ashgabat. The Ari Roland Quartet is a group of four New York City-based jazz musicians, including Ari Roland on bass, Chris …

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Summer Film Screenings and Photography Exhibition

Please join us for the U.S. Embassy in Ashgabat’s annual Summer Film Screenings. This year’s selected films—Wall-E, Hidden Figures, and First Man—celebrate space exploration in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing in 1969. The films will be screened in Turkmenabat, Mary, Ashgabat, Dashoguz, Balkanabat, and Turkmenbashy and will be accompanied by a photography …

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U.S. Delegation Concludes Annual Bilateral Consultations Midterm Review in Ashgabat

Ashgabat, May 6, 2019 – Mark Moody, Director of the Office of Central Asian Affairs of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, led a U.S. delegation to Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, on May 2 to discuss the midterm results of the October 2018 U.S.-Turkmenistan Annual Bilateral Consultations. The fifth Annual Bilateral Consultations took …

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The U.S. Embassy will Conduct an Excess Property Auction on April 26, 2019

The U.S. Embassy will conduct an excess property auction at the U.S. Embassy, Karz Bank on Friday, April 26, 2019. The auction will begin at 9:00am and finish at 12:00 noon. At the auction, the Embassy’s General Services Office will sell used residential, office and computer property as well as Embassy vehicles. Successful bidders will …

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American Music Group Mariachi Champaña Nevin Completes Tour in Turkmenistan

April 2, 2019, Ashgabat – American ensemble Mariachi Champaña Nevin completed its tour in Turkmenistan with a standing room only concert in Ashgabat March 29. The ensemble visited Turkmenistan March 24-31 and gave a series of workshops and concerts sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Ashgabat. The Mariachi Champaña …

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U.S. Embassy’s Annual Winter Film Screenings Reach Over 9,000 People Across Turkmenistan

More than 9,000 people attended the U.S. Embassy in Ashgabat’s 2019 Winter American Film Screenings, held in six cities across Turkmenistan. The Embassy selected and showed three films with strong African-American characters—animated films The Princess and the Frog and Home and superhero film Black Panther — in honor of Black History Month (BHM), which is celebrated every …

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U.S. Embassy Presents Recent American Films in Annual Winter Film Screenings

Ashgabat, February 5, 2019 – On February 9, the U.S. Embassy kicks off its annual Winter Film Screenings, featuring three American blockbusters. This month, the chosen films celebrate Black History Month by portraying strong and diverse African and African-American characters. The films will be shown in February at theaters in Ashgabat, Balkanabat, Dashoguz, Mary, Turkmenabat, …

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Observance of a National Day of Mourning for Former President George H. W. Bush

In recognition of the death of the 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush, President Donald Trump has declared a National Day of Mourning on December 5, 2018. The U.S. Embassy in Ashgabat and the American Center will be closed December 5 to honor President Bush’s service and legacy. The Embassy will …

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American Film Experts Present Documentary Films in Ashgabat

Ashgabat, November 14, 2018 – On Sunday, November 18, the U.S. Embassy will sponsor screenings of three critically-acclaimed independent documentary films, at Ashgabat Cinema, followed by a Q&A session with American film experts. Leading up to the event, three American film experts—director James Q. Chan, filmmaker Tim Skousen, and American Film Showcase representative Jennifer Phan—will …

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U.S. Ambassador to Turkmenistan Allan Mustard Led Diplomatic Visit to Site of Dayahatyn Cultural Preservation Project

Ashgabat, November 5, 2018 – On Thursday, November 1, Ambassador of the United States to Turkmenistan Allan Mustard led an excursion to the Dayahatyn Caravanserai for members of the local diplomatic corps. The purpose of the visit was to examine progress of a cultural preservation project funded through the U.S. Department of State Ambassadors Fund …

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Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Puma Concludes Delegation to Turkmenistan

Ashgabat, October 29, 2018 – Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Central Asian Affairs Emilia A. Puma led the U.S. delegation to Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, on October 25–26 for the fifth U.S-Turkmenistan Annual Bilateral Consultations. The Annual Bilateral Consultations with Turkmenistan, last held in Washington, D.C. in 2015, are a regular mechanism to discuss the …

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U.S. and U.K. Embassies Host Oxford Professor to Discuss Silk Road

Ashgabat, June 29, 2018 – The U.S. Embassy in Ashgabat, in partnership with the Embassy of the United Kingdom, will host a visit to Ashgabat by Professor Peter Frankopan of Oxford University as part of a program to promote dialogue on the historic legacy of the Silk Road. Dr. Frankopan, Professor of Global History at …

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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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Statement by Deputy Secretary Sullivan on the Occasion of Nowruz

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release March 19, 2018 As spring arrives, I wish the people of Iran and everyone who celebrates this wonderful tradition a happy Nowruz. Today, I offer my best wishes to all of the communities here in the United States, as well as in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, …

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U.S. Embassy Statement on the FLEX Program

Each fall, the U.S. Embassy in Ashgabat, in cooperation with American Councils, has welcomed Turkmen students to apply for the Future Leaders Exchange Program, or FLEX.  In 2016, over 1,000 students applied for 25 spots to study at U.S. high schools during the 2017-18 academic year. Last year, American Councils conducted testing in Ashgabat, Balkanabat, …

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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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Joint Statement by the President of the United States and the President of the Russian Federation

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 11, 2017 President Trump and President Putin today, meeting on the margins of the APEC conference in Da Nang, Vietnam, confirmed their determination to defeat ISIS in Syria. They expressed their satisfaction with successful U.S.-Russia enhanced de-confliction efforts between U.S. and Russian military professionals that have …

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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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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 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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Music Program Celebrates Central Asian Independence, Highlights Regional Connections within the C5+1 Framework

Ashgabat, October 7, 2016 – Tomorrow, October 8, 2016 at 19:00, 24 musicians and composers from across Central Asia and the United States will perform on one stage at the Mukamlar Palace of the State Cultural Center of Turkmenistan in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Central Asian independence. This music program – Playing Together: …

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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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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 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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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 facilitates partnership between the universities and colleges of Albuquerque and Ashgabat

A delegation of three American professors from New Mexico visited Turkmenistan March 14-16 to seek opportunities for future partnerships between colleges and universities in Albuquerque and Ashgabat. This delegation consisted of Dr. Yu-Lin Shen, Director of Graduate Programs, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of New Mexico, Russ Fisher-Ives, Director of RoboRAVE International and President of …

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U.S. Embassy Continues Successful Music Teaching Program

Three American music teachers, Peter Thoresen, Derek Beckvold and Avery Waite, visited Ashgabat March 7–14, 2016 to conduct a professional and cultural exchange program with the National Conservatory of Turkmenistan. The teachers held workshops for students and teachers of various departments, including the classical music, vocals, composition, and conducting departments. The American teachers also held …

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U.S. Embassy Promotes Turkmen Youth Participation in STEM

Today, in coordination with the U.S. Embassy in Turkmenistan, American teacher and researcher Ms. Karen Peterson begins a week-long program  promoting youth involvement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). From February 29 to March 4, Ms. Peterson will run workshops at two secondary schools – Ashgabat Secondary School #6 and Ruhnama Secondary School – …

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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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Transcript of DAS Rosenblum’s on-the-record briefing with journalists

Good morning, everyone. I’ll do this briefing in English, but I do understand Russian. So I should be able to understand your questions at least. So, I am here in Ashgabat this week for the Oil and Gas Conference. I was at last year’s Oil and Gas Conference as well. And I might have met …

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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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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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