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Welcome to Turkmenistan

This world location news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The website of the British Embassy in Ashgabat provides you with information on the relationship between the UK and Turkmenistan.

Türkmenistana hoș geldiňiz! Welcome to Turkmenistan!

This website of the British Embassy in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan will provide you with information on the relationship between the UK and Turkmenistan, doing business in Turkmenistan and services the Embassy can offer to British citizens, as well as to Turkmen nationals planning to visit the UK.

The value of the bilateral relationship between Turkmenistan and UK is growing in importance. A country of between 5 and 6 million inhabitants located on the eastern shore of the Caspian Sea and with long borders with Afghanistan and Iran, Turkmenistan has a key strategic role to play in regional security as well as energy security, since it has the world’s fourth largest reserves of natural gas.

Our Embassy is actively engaged in developing commercial opportunities for British companies and provides a wide range of business services for them See section on Doing Business as well as with the Turkmen government and other international partners to promote themes such as good governance and international human rights standards and sustainable environmental policies See link.

Turkmenistan is a country of which we will hear a lot more in the UK in coming years. I hope this website will help to orient you in your initial encounters with the country. My team and I are ready to assist you further with queries that you may have.


Ian Richards, Chargé d’Affaires British Embassy Ashgabat