Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Nov. 4 /Trend, H. Hasanov/
A number of new draft laws were presented at the regular meeting of the Majlis (parliament) of Turkmenistan, scheduled for November 9, a message from the Turkmen government said on Monday.
These draft laws also include those relating to the activities of trade unions, academic institutions, daikhan (peasant) farms, as well as certification issues, the message said.
According to the message, the government's latest meeting highlighted the issues of development of international cooperation, included as part of strengthening inter-parliamentary relations and study of international legislative experience, as well as interaction with the UN offices and other competent international organizations.
President of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that further deepening of the democratic and integration processes, strengthening of Turkmenistan's position and the promotion of its initiatives in the international arena, and development of bilateral relations and mutually beneficial cooperation depend on increasing the efficiency of parliament's activity.
The election of deputies of the parliament of new convocation will be held in Turkmenistan on December 15, 2013.
It is expected that the election will be monitored by national observers and international experts and observers from many foreign countries and major international organizations, first of all, the European Union, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
The term of the Mejlis deputies' office is five years. The main present composition of the parliament was elected in December 2008.