1,530 people received Turkmen citizenship. President Serdar Berdimuhamedov signed a decree on conferring citizenship at a regular meeting of the Government today, the Watan news program of the Turkmen television reported.
The report notes that the people who received citizenship are representatives of 26 nationalities and ethnic groups.
In addition, 315 people from 9 countries received residence permits.
As Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov said at a government meeting, in recent years Turkmenistan has granted citizenship to 28,000 refugees and stateless persons.
Turkmenistan plans to eradicate statelessness on its territory by 2024.
In addition, in July 2020, Turkmenistan adopted a law on universal birth registration and the prevention of statelessness among children.