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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 January 26, 2021, an online meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the two countries was held.

The priority area of bilateral relations is trade and economic cooperation. In 2021, the trade turnover amounted to $20,79 million, the export of Belarusian goods to $13,6 million. 

The assortment of food products and Belarusian medicines are traditionally widely represented on the Turkmen market. Belarus also supplies car tires and batteries, woodworking products and a number of other items of goods. Belarusian automobile, tractor and agricultural machinery are widely represented in Turkmenistan.

Table and kitchen linen, textile clothes, cotton fabrics, oil products, plastic dishes and household items are being imported from 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. More than 8 thousand citizens of Turkmenistan study at Belarusian educational institutions.

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

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