Turkmenistan boosting co-op with UN
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, April 1
By Huseyn Hasanov - Trend:
Turkmenistan's Foreign Ministry hosted a meeting with a delegation of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), led by Ayaki Ito, the deputy director of the UNHCR regional bureau for Asia and Pacific.
The positive dynamics in cooperation between Turkmenistan and the UNHCR was noted during the meeting, read a message issued by Turkmen Foreign Ministry March 31.
It was also noted that Turkmenistan is conducting significant work to reduce the number of persons without citizenship.
Ayaki Ito particularly pointed out the successful results achieved by Turkmenistan in solving the problems of refugees and persons without citizenship.
More than 3,000 people, residing in the country without citizenship, were granted the citizenship in 2011 under a decree of Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
Additionally, 786 people of various nationalities received Turkmen citizenship under a decree signed in 2014.
The Law on Refugees was signed in Turkmenistan in 1997.