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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USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator Promotes Trade and Cooperation on First Official Visit to Turkmenistan

Ashgabat, June 14, 2018– U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Assistant Administrator for Central and South Asia, Javier Piedra, visited Turkmenistan as part of his first official visit to Central Asia. Piedra visited Turkmenabat and Ashgabat to see first-hand how USAID programs are benefiting Turkmenistan by strengthening the investment climate and supporting the private ...
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USAID Bolsters Turkmen Transport and Logistics Companies

Ashgabat, May 24, 2018 – Yesterday, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) concluded a five-day workshop designed to help transport and logistics companies in Turkmenistan improve their management systems and increase their export opportunities. Turkmenistan has developed numerous large-scale infrastructure projects to improve trade potential but, without good management practices, local transport and logistics ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Joint Declaration of Partnership and Cooperation by the Five Countries of Central Asia and The United States of America, Samarkand, Uzbekistan

The foreign ministers of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Secretary of State of the United States of America issue this Joint Declaration of Partnership and Cooperation. This meeting follows a ministerial level meeting of the six countries on September 26, 2015, ...
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New U.S. Assistance Programs in Central Asia

The United States of America is strongly committed to the prosperity, sovereignty, stability, and security of the five Central Asian countries as well as a vision of regional economic connectivity through its New Silk Road initiative. Since Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan gained independence in 1991; the United States has provided approximately ...
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