On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I extend greetings to the people of Turkmenistan as you celebrate the 29th anniversary of your independence.

The United States values Turkmenistan as an important partner in advancing regional stability, security, and mutual prosperity.  As the international community confronts the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, we remain firmly committed to supporting Turkmenistan’s sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity.  In the years to come, the United States looks forward to increased cooperation between our two countries through bilateral and trilateral dialogues, the C5+1 diplomatic platform, and through deepening economic, educational, and people-to-people ties.

I congratulate the people of Turkmenistan on this important occasion.

 

U.S. Department of State

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