On October 1, 2018, the solemn ceremony of handing the passports to the persons naturalized in Turkmenistan was held in the conference hall of the State Migration Service.  As is known, during the enlarged session of the Cabinet of Ministers on September 24, the President of Turkmenistan signed the Decree on the naturalization of 735 foreign citizens.

The event was attended by representatives of ministries and departments of the country, international organizations, honorary elders, cadets of military universities and the media.

The humanitarian direction is one of the most important components of the domestic and foreign policy of Turkmenistan, where a person is proclaimed the highest value of the society and the state. Under the leadership of the President of Turkmenistan, the consistent, systematic work is carried out based on the national legislation and generally accepted international norms with the aim to protect and guarantee the rights, freedoms and interests of all people, living in our country.

In order to implement the peacekeeping and creative potential of the Turkmen state for the common good, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov pursues the policy of the wide international cooperation, implementing qualitatively new approaches to address the current problems of our time, paying particular attention to human dimension and social issues.

Turkmenistan closely cooperates with international humanitarian organizations. Since 1995, a representative office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has been working in our country. Since 2013, Turkmenistan has been a permanent member of the International Organization for Migration. Actively interacting with these structures, our state significantly contributes to the efforts of the world community, carrying out the purposeful work and taking effective measures to assist migrants, refugees, stateless persons and protect their rights.

In recent years, our peaceful country has become a second home for many people. As a concrete example, one can cite the fact that from 2011 to 2017, according to the Decrees of the leader of the nation, 8,145 people were accepted for citizenship of Turkmenistan.