On 22 May 2023, UK Ambassador to Turkmenistan Stephen Conlon presented his credentials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.
He was received by Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Vepa Hajiev.
The sides discussed a wide range of issues related to political, diplomatic, trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres.
It was stated that bilateral cooperation between Turkmenistan and the United Kingdom is developing based on the principles of respect, equality and mutual benefit.
In this context, Hajiev stressed that an important event in interstate relations was the participation of President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov in the coronation ceremony of King Charles III on 6 May this year in London.
The Turkmen side also noted that Turkmenistan attaches great importance to parliamentary diplomacy. It was proposed to focus on the further development and strengthening of inter-parliamentary ties.
The similarity or closeness of the positions of the two countries on the most important issues of international and regional policy was noted.
His Majesty’s Ambassador to Turkmenistan: Stephen Conlon
Full name: Stephen Austin Conlon
Married to: Ruta Conlon (née Taraskeviciute)
2022 to present Full Time Language Training (Russian)
2020 to 2022 Brussels, UK Mission to the EU, Head of European Parliament Team
2017 to 2020 United Kingdom Permanent Representation to the European Union, Head of European Parliament Team
2014 to 2017 United Kingdom Permanent Representation to the European Union, Food Safety and Veterinary Attaché
2009 to 2014 Vilnius, Deputy Head of Mission, Chargé d’Affaires and Her Majesty’s Consul
2004 to 2008 Helsinki, Director of UK Trade and Investment
2004 FCO, Desk Officer, EU Department (Internal), later Full Time Language Training (Finnish)
2003 Stockholm, Trade Attaché
2001 to 2003 FCO, Desk Officer for EU Environment & Food Safety, EU Department (Internal)
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