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Tourism Development
February 26, 2015

Ashgabat, November 10, 2014 – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, will launch a training course that focuses on introducing Turkmen specialists to best practices in international tourism planning and development. Representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Country Director for USAID in Turkmenistan, Ms. Brandy Witthoft, will open the event and welcome participants from Turkmen government agencies. Over the course of five days, three specialists from the United States will share their expertise on sustainable tourism development, discussing such topics as planning, economic tourism, tourism and cultural heritage, branding, marketing and social media, and the latest trends in the field.

Mediation Training
December 16, 2014

Ashgabat, December 16, 2014 – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, launched a training seminar to introduce Turkmenistan’s civil servants to international best practices for conducting mediations.

Livestock Sector Development
December 8, 2014

On December 5 and 6, the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Agriculture Technology Program conducted a two-day conference on livestock sector development in the Avaza National Touristic Zone of Turkmenbashy. Dr. Thomas Graham, the CEO of Veterinarians Without Borders, and Dr. Bonnie van Blarcom, an international expert on the World Trade Organization (WTO), presented international best practices in the areas of livestock genetics, effective breeding and veterinary care, and livestock sector management and development. They also discussed WTO standards for the livestock sector and the potential benefits of international trade in livestock.

Organization of Large Scale Event
December 1, 2014

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, launched a seminar to introduce Turkmenistan’s civil servants to best practices in the organization of large international conferences and events.

November 6, 2014

Sharing long borders with Afghanistan and Iran, and serving as a key link to the South Asian subcontinent, Turkmenistan could play a critical role in advancing regional integration and stability. The country’s large oil and gas reserves also make it a pivotal supplier for regional and world markets. As the former Soviet Republic emerges from decades of isolation, the United States supports Turkmenistan in its efforts to foster a more open and integrated society.

December 31, 2013

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