Europe

Japan-Turkmenistan Relations (Basic Data)

September 5, 2019

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • Established in April 1992.
  • Embassy of Japan opened in Ashgabat in January 2005. Embassy of Turkmenistan opened in Tokyo in May 2013.

Number of Japanese Residents:

  • 71 (as of Oct. 2017)

Trade with Japan (2018):

  • Exports to Japan: 22 million yen (synthetic resins, vegetable material)
  • Imports from Japan: 1.9 billion yen (machinery, scientific, optical inst)

Japan's Official Development Assistance:

  • List of Exchange of Notes
  • Loans: 4.505 billion yen (the total till FY 2017)
  • Grants: 643 million yen (the total till FY 2017)
  • Technical Cooperation: 1.119 billion yen (the total till FY 2017)

Cultural Grant (cumulative total fiscal 1975-2018):

  • 65.6 million yen (Cultural Grant Aid)

VIP Visits

From Japan to Turkmenistan
Year Name
1997 Jul. Mr. Keizo OBUCHI, Member of House of Representatives (Head of the Dialogue mission to Russia and Central Asia)
2002 Jul. Mr. Seiken SUGIURA, Senior Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs (Head of the Silk Road Energy Mission)
2005 Jun. Mr. Ichiro AISAWA, Senior Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs
2010 Nov. Mr. Yutaka BANNO, Parliamentary Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs (9th Japan-Turkmenistan Joint Economic Conference)
2014 Apr. Mr. Takao MAKINO, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2015 Jun. Mr. Daishiro YAMAGIWA, State Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry
2015 Aug. Mr. Kentaro SONOURA, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2015 Oct. Mr. Shinzo ABE, Prime Minister
2015 Dec. Mr. Hiroshige SEKO, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
2016 Sep. Mr. Motome TAKISAWA, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2017 May Mr.Fumio KISHIDA, Minister for Foreign Affairs ("Central Asia + Japan" Dialogue, 6th Foreign Ministers' Meeting)
2017 Sep. Mr. Manabu HORII, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2017 Nov. Mr. Manabu HORII, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2019 Jun. Mr. Yoshihiko ISOZAKI, State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
From Turkmenistan to Japan
Year Name
1992 Oct. Mr. VASAROV, Vice Prime Minister (Tokyo Conference to Assist to Former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)
1994 Oct. Mr. KULIEV, Ch. T., Minister of Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations (1st Japan-Turkmenistan Joint Economic Conference)
1996 Sep. Mr. SAPAROV, Vice Prime Minister (3rd Japan-Turkmenistan Joint Economic Conference)
1999 Aug. Mr. HARIKOV, F., Vice Prime Minister
2000 Mar. Mr. GURBANMURADOV, Vice Prime Minister (invitation by the private sector)
2001 Jun. Mr. GANDIMOV, Vice Prime Minister (Conference for Investment Promotion to Central-Asian Countries)
2003 Nov. Mr. GURBANMURADOV, Vice Prime Minister (invitation by the private sector)
2005 Dec. Mr. AYDOGDIEV, Vice Prime Minister (6th Japan-Turkmenistan Joint Economic Conference)
2009 Dec. Mr. BERDIMUHAMEDOV, President
2012 Jul. Mr. HOJAMUHAMMEDOV, Deputy Prime Minister (10th Japan-Turkmenistan Joint Economic Conference)
2012 Nov. Mr. MEREDOV, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers and Minister of Foreign Affairs ("Central Asia + Japan" Dialogue, 4th Foreign Ministers' Meeting)
2012 Nov. Mr. ELYASOV, Minister of Health and Medical Industry
2013 Sep. Mr. BERDIMUHAMEDOV, President
2013 Nov. Mr. ARTYKOV, Minister of Energy
2015 Feb. Mr. GURBANOV, Minister of Communal Services
2015 Mar. Mr. BERDIMUHAMEDOV, President (Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction)
2015 Jul. Mr. HOJAMUHAMMEDOV, Deputy Prime Minister
2015 Dec. Mr. ANNAMEREDOV, Minister of Railway Transport
2016 Apr. Ms. NURBERDIEVA, Chairman of the Parliament
2017 Jun. Mr. MEREDOV, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers and Minister of Foreign Affairs (12th Japan-Turkmenistan Joint Economic Conference)
2018 Oct. Mr. MEREDOV, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers and Minister of Foreign Affairs