Diplomatic relations between Brazil and Turkmenistan were established in 1996. In 2006, the opening of the Embassy of Brazil in Astana (Kazakhstan) – which is cumulatively responsible for the relations between Brazil and Turkmenistan – provided greater regularity to the contacts between authorities of the two countries. The Permanent Representative of Turkmenistan to the UNO is assigned as non-resident Ambassador in Brazil.
The visit of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to Brazil to head the delegation of his country at the Rio+20 Conference (2012) represented the first visit of a high level Turkmen authority to Brazil.
It is in the interest of both countries to promote cooperation in sectors including agriculture, energy, cattle breeding in addition to cotton, silk and textile production. There are opportunities for Brazilian companies in Turkmenistan in the aviation, oil, gas, civil construction and food sectors.
In 2010, the Ambassador of Brazil in Astana visited the Turkmen capital, when a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Brazilian soccer team “Olé Brasil Futebol Clube" and Turkmen authorities to train players from that country in Ribeirão Preto.
In October 2015, the first Brazilian business mission to Turkmenistan took place, with the participation of six Brazilian business groups and representatives of the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency – APEX. The mission was organized and supported by the Embassy of Brazil in Kazakhstan. This pioneering and historic initiative allowed for the identification of concrete business opportunities, which will be followed up in the following years.
Chronology of Bilateral Relations
1996 – Establishment of diplomatic relations between Brazil and Turkmenistan
2006 – Opening of the Embassy of Brazil in Astana (Kazakhstan), cumulatively responsible for representing Brazil before Turkmenistan.
2012 – Visit of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to Brazil on the occasion of the Rio+20 Conference