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A U.S. Delegation in Turkmenistan

It's rare that Turkmenistan's heavily state-controlled media has any news not covered by any other outlets. Yet on January 24, the State News Agency of Turkmenistan (TDH) carried a brief notice of a "high-level delegation consisting of high-ranking officials of the U.S. Department of State and Ministry [sic] of Defense," published under the "Cooperation" rubric of the propagandistic government website called "Turkmenistan: The Golden Age".

The notice was written in standard boilerplate:

The talks focused on the prospects for intensifying bilateral cooperation and topical issues of regional and international importance of mutual interest, including global security, counteraction against global threats and challenges. Expressing full support for Turkmenistan’s peaceful foreign policy, the guests underscored the significance of the constructive initiatives put forward by the Turkmen leader Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov at the 65th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

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