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: ... Read More»

Secretary of State John Kerry At The Washington Post Grand Opening Event

SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you, and good morning everybody. And weeks ago – and I did receive the invitation to come here weeks before we knew whether or not Jason would be able to be released, and the others – I really looked forward to being here for this celebration, special celebration of the opening of the ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

Remarks Before Meeting With Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow

SECRETARY KERRY: Well, Mr. President, thank you very much for your welcome. It’s a pleasure for me to be able to be here and be the – I think I’m the first Secretary of State to visit since 1992 when Secretary Jim Baker came. That is far too long a period of time between visits, ... Read More»

Secretary Kerry Travels to Vienna, Bishkek, Samarkand, Astana, Dushanbe, and Ashgabat

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Austria, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan from October 28 to November 3. While in Vienna, Secretary Kerry will hold bilateral and multilateral meetings with foreign counterparts to discuss the ongoing crisis in Syria. The Secretary will then travel to Bishkek, Samarkand, Astana, Dushanbe, and Ashgabat ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

Statement by the President on Iran

Today, after two years of negotiations, the United States, together with our international partners, has achieved something that decades of animosity has not — a comprehensive, long-term deal with Iran that will prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon. This deal demonstrates that American diplomacy can bring about real and meaningful change — change that ... Read More»

State’s Blinken on A Vision for Central Asia

U.S. Department of State Remarks by Antony J. Blinken Deputy Secretary of State Brookings Institute Washington, D.C. March 31, 2015 An Enduring Vision for Central Asia DEPUTY SECRETARY BLINKEN: Well, good afternoon. And Fiona, thank you very, very much for those very kind words of introduction. I think there are few people in Washington with ... Read More»
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