Turkmenistan starts issuing biometric passports to citizens with Russian passports
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 14 / Trend /
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov made a statement at an expanded meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers. He stressed that every Turkmen, regardless of nationality, gender, origin, property and official status, language, religion, political belief, will sure to receive a new Turkmen passport on time, the country's Foreign Ministry said today, the Turkmen Embassy in Azerbaijan reported.
According to the report, starting from June 17, the Turkmen State Migration Service starts issuing new biometric passports to Turkmen citizens with Russian passports as well.
"Turkmenistan, as a responsible member of the international community, confirms its commitment to fulfill its international obligations to respect human rights and freedoms by this decision," a statement said.