On September 26, 2019, the solemn ceremony of giving the passports to the people who were granted Turkmen citizenship was held in the State Migration Service. As is known, during the regular meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers via digital video communication on September 20, the President of Turkmenistan signed the Decree on the granting Turkmen citizenship to 863 people. Representatives of 14 nationalities received passports, more than half of the people who were granted citizenship women and girls.

The event was attended by representatives of the ministries and departments of the country, international organizations, honorary elders, and the national and foreign mass media.

As a member of the UN, our country, under the leadership of the head of state, strictly fulfills all its obligations. Based on national legislation, various UN conventions on refugees and human rights, consistent and systematic work is carried out to protect and guarantee the rights, freedoms and interests of all people living in our country.

Aiming to unfold the peacekeeping and constructive potential of the Turkmen state for the benefit of overall prosperity and based on the high humane and moral principles of our ancestors, the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov implements the policy of wide international cooperation while paying special attention to the issues related to the well being of people and social development. Actively collaborating with the international humanitarian organizations, our state makes a valuable contribution to the efforts of international community by implementing the purposeful work and effective measures on assisting the migrants, refugees and stateless persons including the protection of their rights.

In this regard, it is necessary to note about the letter of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to the President of Turkmenistan, where the gratitude is conveyed for the leading role of our country in solving the issues of statelessness in Central Asia and at the global level.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Turkmenistan