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Country Overview

Strategically located alongside Afghanistan and Iran, Turkmenistan plays an important role in advancing regional integration, security and prosperity across South and Central Asia. With abundant natural resources, Turkmenistan holds the potential to overcome economic and development challenges linked to years of authoritarian rule. The United States partners with Turkmenistan to forge a more open economy and an inclusive, resilient society.

USAID works to strengthen and diversify the Turkmen economy, build citizen-responsive institutions, increase good governance, empower youth, and expand access to health care services. We aim to increase regional connections between the economies and peoples of Central and South Asia — including Afghanistan to foster greater stability and prosperity.

In Turkmenistan, USAID advances the U.S. Government’s Central Asia Strategy, which supports and strengthens the sovereignty and independence of Central Asian countries, individually and as a group; encourages regional connectivity between Central Asia and Afghanistan; promotes rule of law and respect for human rights; and improves the climate for U.S. investment — to foster greater regional stability and prosperity.

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