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Belarus and Turkmenistan

Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Belarus and Turkmenistan were established on January 21, 1993. The Embassy of Turkmenistan has been operating in Minsk since October 1995, the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus began its work in Ashgabat in July 2002.

The legal framework of bilateral cooperation is made up of over 100 agreements of various levels.

Belarus and Turkmenistan maintain an active political dialogue. In October 2019, on the sidelines of the meeting of the CIS Heads of States Council in Ashgabat a bilateral meeting of the presidents of two countries took place.

On February 26, 2021 an online meeting of the co-chairs of the Intergovernmental Belarusian-Turkmen Commission on Economic Cooperation was held with the participation of representatives of relevant ministries and heads of diplomatic missions of the two countries.

Contacts between the Foreign Ministries have a constructive nature, Belarus and Turkmenistan successfully interact in the international arena, provide mutual support in elections to UN bodies. On February 28, 2023 the Consultations between the Foreign Ministries of the two countries were held.

The priority area of bilateral relations is trade and economic cooperation.

The range of Belarusian products is traditionally widely represented on the Turkmen market. Belarusian automobile, tractor and agricultural machinery are successfully "working" in the national economy of Turkmenistan.

National trading houses in Ashgabat and Minsk contribute to the expansion of the product range of mutual trade.

Humanitarian ties are also developing actively. About 4 thousand citizens of Turkmenistan study at Belarusian educational institutions. On November 17, 2023, the third meeting of the Intergovernmental Belarusian-Turkmen Commission for Cooperation in the field of science and technology was held in Minsk.

The holding of the Days of Culture of Belarus in Turkmenistan and vice versa has become a good tradition.

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