Issue 10 (2012)
March 23 - 30, 2012
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This past week, a delegation from Turkmenistan visited the United States, meeting with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Assistant Secretary of State Robert Blake, and Special Envoy for Eurasian Energy Richard Morningstar to talk about future partnership in political, economic and social sectors, as well as in the energy sector. They met with US Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough who, according to Turkmen state media, noted the increasingly important role of Turkmenistan in maintaining a favorable social and political climate in the Central Asian region, and in regulating the situation in neighboring Afghanistan. The delegation met with representatives of US companies, including energy giants Chevron and Exxon Mobil, as well as Caterpillar and Boeing.
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