Joint Statement on North Korea

Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea at the Singapore Summit President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

President Donald J. Trump’s Foreign Policy Puts America First

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release January 30, 2018 “As we rebuild America’s strength and confidence at home, we are also restoring our strength and standing abroad.” – President Donald J. Trump Charting a New Course: President Donald J. Trump’s foreign policy is putting the interests and security of the ... Read More»

President Donald J. Trump’s State of the Union Address

The White House Office of the Press Secretary Washington, D.C. January 30, 2018  [Following are excerpts related to U.S. foreign policy.] Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow Americans: * * * * America has also finally turned the page on decades of unfair ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump to the World Economic Forum

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release January 26, 2018 World Economic Forum Congress Centre Davos, Switzerland 2:02 P.M. CET PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you, Klaus, very much. It’s a privilege to be here at this forum where leaders in business, science, art, diplomacy, and world affairs have gathered for many, many ... Read More»

Telephonic Press Briefing with Ambassador Alice Wells, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia

Moderator: Greetings to everyone form the US. Department of State, I’d like to welcome our participants dialing in from across Europe and Central Asia, and thank all of you for joining this discussion. Today we are pleased to be joined from Washington by Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Ambassador ... Read More»

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 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 ... 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»

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, ... 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»

U.S.-Turkmenistan Annual Bilateral Consultations

Today, Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal welcomed a delegation of Turkmenistani government officials led by Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov for the fourth U.S-Turkmenistan Annual Bilateral Consultations. The Annual Bilateral Consultations, which were established in 2009, are a structured policy dialogue designed to build mutual trust and advance ... Read More»

United States supports Turkmenistan’s fight against narcotics trafficking

From September 21-25, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration conducted a workshop on Airport Interdiction Operations in Ashgabat for officials from the State Service for the Protection of a Healthy Society and the State Border and State Customs Services.  The workshop covered such issues as route/courier characteristics, targeting and risk management, concealment methods, behavior analysis, informant ... Read More»

Strategic Trade Controls Workshop Concludes in Ashgabat

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program organized a two-day “Government – Industry Outreach” workshop in Ashgabat September 29-30. Technical experts from the U.S Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) conducted the workshop for 30 government officials who have responsibilities related ... 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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