Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Belarus and Turlmenistan were established on January 21, 1993. The Embassy of Turkmenistan has been functioning in Minsk since October 1995. Embassy of the Republic of Belarus has been functioning in Ashgabat since 2002.
Belarus and Turkmenistan maintain an active political dialogue. Official visit of the President of Turkmenistan G.Berdimuhamedov to the Republic of Belarus took place in may 2016, the official visit of the President of the Republic of Belarus A.Lukashenko to Turkmenistan - in March 2017.
The volume of foreign trade of the Republic of Belarus with Turkmenistan in 2017 reached 65.1 million dollars and Belarusian exports to Turkmenistan reached 61.4 million dollars.
Total trade in January-November 2018 reached 29.7 million dollars, including Belarusian exports — 25.9 million dollars.
Belarus exports to Turkmenistan mainly goods with high added value such as food, medicines, wood processing and machine-building industries.
Trade in services between Belarus and Turkmenistan has been intensively developed in recent years and exceeds trade in commodities.
Mutual trade in services reached $ 146.5 million in 2017, at the same time, the export of Belarusian services to Turkmenistan amounted to 133.9 million dollars. In January-October 2018, the volume of mutual trade in services reached 31.5 million dollars, including Belarusian exports – 29.1 million dollars.
Functioning of the Intergovernmental Belarusian-Turkmen Commission on economic cooperation, launched in 2008, the eighth meeting of which was held in may 2017 in Minsk has a great impact to trade and economic cooperation.
Humanitarian ties are actively developing. Some 9 thousand citizens of Turkmenistan study in Belarusian higher and secondary special educational institutions.
Days of culture of the Republic of Belarus, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Belarus and Turkmenistan, were held in Ashgabat in January 2018. Days of culture of Turkmenistan in Belarus are to be held in June 2019.