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Permanent Representative of Turkmenistan to the UN was appointed as ambassador to Venezuela

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President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed a decree appointing Permanent Representative of Turkmenistan to the United Nations (New York City, USA) Aksoltan Atayeva as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela concurrently.

Turkmenistan and Venezuela established diplomatic relations on 30 April 1996. In June 2012, Venezuela has opened the Consular and Trade Office in Turkmenistan. September 6-7, 2009, the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez visited Turkmenistan on his first official visit.