Regular session of Turkmen parliament held
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, March 31 /Trend H.Hasanov/
The 14th session of the Majlis (the Turkmen Parliament) of IV convocation on which a number of new bills and regulations will be considered, began its work on Saturday morning, the Turkmen government said.
Issues of preparation for this event were discussed at a recent government meeting.
"It was noted that work on the development of new laws aimed at further progress of the country on the path of democratic reform and progressive change is actively implemented in accordance with a comprehensive program of reform of the legislative and legal framework," the statement said.
According to the statement of the Government, President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov said it is necessary to maintain constant communication of the Parliament and its structures with the voters, civil society organizations and concerned agencies both in the preparation of new legislation, and in assisting in solving urgent social issues.
According to the Turkmen constitution, the parliament passes laws, makes changes and additions to the Constitution of Turkmenistan; examines the state budget approval, addresses questions on holding referendums and announces presidential and parliamentary elections. It also considers issues the appointment and dismissal of the chief of the Supreme Court, attorney general, interior minister and minister of justice and ratifies and terminates international treaties, addresses issues on changes of state borders and the administrative-territorial division of Turkmenistan.