Mary Book Fair Marks Milestones in U.S.-Turkmenistan Relations, Celebrates Education and Cultural Ties

On May 27, 2023 the Mary Velayat Library jointly with the Mary American Corner and the U.S. Embassy in Turkmenistan hosted the book fair to celebrate the 31 years of U.S.-Turkmenistan diplomatic relations and the International Children’s Day. The book fair featured an exhibit of the classic American literature translated into Turkmen. Participants had a chance to experience some of the exciting activities regularly conducted in the American Corners: Makerspace and STEM activities, EducationUSA resources dedicated to preparing for U.S. higher education admissions, and English language learning activities. Participants competed in the English language Spelling Bee competition in three age groups, and showcased their English mastery and public speaking confidence.

In his opening remarks Ambassador Klimow emphasized the importance of U.S.-Turkmenistan cultural and educational ties and stated that the United States Embassy is proud to partner with the Government of Turkmenistan to host the book fair in one of the largest regional libraries in Turkmenistan. Ambassador Klimow encouraged everyone to celebrate the joy of reading and to explore the rich collection of books, videos and programs in the American Corner.

The American Corners in Turkmenistan are designed to promote mutual understanding between the United States and Turkmenistan. They provide up-to-date information about U.S. history, society, education, and culture to visitors. Learn more about the American Center and American Corners in Turkmenistan.