Government of Turkmenistan has assisted dozens of U.S. citizens in Turkmenistan in returning to the United States.
On March 28, the U.S. Embassy organized the repatriation of U.S. citizens from Turkmenistan to Washington, D.C., via a charter flight, according to the U.S. Embassy in Ashgabat.
“We sincerely appreciate the administrative and logistical support of the Government of Turkmenistan, including His Excellency President Berdimuhamedov, Foreign Minister Meredov, Deputy Foreign Minister Matiyev, Deputy Foreign Minister Hajiyev, and our many colleagues at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs who made the safe repatriation of U.S. citizens possible,” said the U.S. Ambassador to Turkmenistan Matthew Klimow.
Due to the global coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Department of State repatriated over 43,100 U.S. citizens via more than 360 flights from 78 countries since January 29, 2020.
The United States has made available more than $920,000 for Turkmenistan to help prepare laboratory systems, activate case-finding and event-based surveillance, support technical experts for response and preparedness, and more.