Turkmen president signs law on new constitution approval (UPDATE)

Turkmenistan Materials 14 September 2016 10:52 (UTC +04:00)

Details added (first version posted at 10:16)

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Sept. 14

By Huseyn Hasanov– Trend:

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed a constitutional law on approval of the new constitution of Turkmenistan at the country’s Council of Elders meeting held in the city of Ashgabat.

The new edition of the Turkmen constitution will become a stronghold of the national legal system, a guarantor of the rule of law, human rights and freedoms, inviolability of principles of genuine democracy.

Before that, the draft constitutional law of Turkmenistan on approval of the new constitution was considered and unanimously adopted by national MPs participating in the work of the Council of Elders in Ashgabat.

It was noted at the meeting of the Council of Elders that constitutional commission on the improvement of the Basic Law of Turkmenistan has successfully operated for two years.

The first version of the draft, which was subsequently published in the Turkmen mass media outlets for public discussion, was presented at the meeting of the Council of Elders held September 10, 2015 in the city of Turkmenbashi.

The draft Basic Law was being prepared in collaboration with and taking into account the suggestions of experts of the UN, the OSCE, the German Society for International Cooperation and other international organizations, which are long-term partners of Turkmenistan.

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov made a speech at the forum and described the main results achieved by the country since independence and identified priorities for its further comprehensive development.