Turkmen Ambassador Atageldi Haljanov has presented his
credentials to Pope Francis, Trend reports referring to the Turkmen
Haljanov is also Permanent Representative of Turkmenistan to the
UN Office in Geneva.
The diplomat conveyed greetings and best wishes on behalf of
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov addressed to Pope
His Holiness expressed appreciation for the appointment of the
ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the Vatican, the
first one in the history of relations between the Vatican and
Turkmenistan, in turn sending his best wishes for peace and
prosperity to the president and people of Turkmenistan.
The Apostolic Nunciature in Turkmenistan was established on a
permanent basis on July 10, 1996.
However, the apostolic nuncio does not have an official
residence in Turkmenistan.
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