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The head of state meets with deputies of the Mejlis
26 Feb
The head of state meets with deputies of the Mejlis

February 25, the Rukhyet Palace. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has met with the country’s parliamentary corps, at which the tasks of National parliament as well as the priority areas of legislative work at the next stage of development of the independent Turkmen state in the era of power and happiness were specified.

Prior to the meeting, the head of state has held a session exchanging views with the leaders of the Mejlis, political parties and public organizations on the key tasks of further development of independent neutral Motherland in 2021, the motto of which is “Turkmenistan – Home of Peace and Trust.”

The leaders of the Mejlis informed about the ongoing comprehensive work aimed at the successful implementation of the recommendations made by the President of Turkmenistan to modernize national legislation, explain to the population the importance of the achievements of the era of independence, to intensify international cooperation and to introduce the best practices into the activities of parliament.

The heads of public organizations have informed about their activities including practical steps taken by the members of trade unions and the Women’s Union to protect the legitimate rights and interests of citizens and women.

It was also reported about the measures being implemented by the Magtymguly Youth Organization to fulfil the objectives set by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on intensification of work among young people and on involvement of them in significant events in public life.

In this regard, the head of Turkmenistan has focused on the need for coordinated interaction of the relevant structures for the optimal solution of the tasks set in this direction.

Further, the leader of the nation has held a meeting with the parliamentary corps of Turkmenistan.

Having greeted the participants, the head of state addressed everyone with a program speech.  The leader of the nation noted that there is a wonderful custom in our country – to consult with the people, to be guided by their opinion when starting any responsible business.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov continued that important tasks were set related to improving public administration and society, the activities of the representative and legislative bodies of the state power at the last September meeting of the People’s Council.  This stage of transformations is aimed at strengthening the democratic, legal and secular foundations of the state and society, creating sustainable political institutions.

Today, the legislative body of state power of the country is switching to a two-chamber parliamentary system, which is an important historical event in social and political life of our state.

In general, all of these creates ample opportunities for our citizens to participate in governing the state and society – through representative bodies, based on the free use of their constitutional right to elect and be elected.

Further, the head of state gave the floor to the head of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan G. Mammedova, who emphasized that in the beginning of the year, the leader of the nation gives valuable advice on improving the legislative activity of the state, rapid development of each industry, analyzes in detail the issues raised as well as the ways  of successful solution, makes fair comments and defines tasks for the near future at a meeting with the deputies of the national parliament.

Expressing deep gratitude to the President of Turkmenistan for the constant attention to the work of the Mejlis, for the assistance and support provided, the Speaker of the Parliament stated that today the head of state made fair remarks and pointed out shortcomings in the activities of the Mejlis and also made proposals to improve legislation, increment of the efficiency of work and set new responsible objectives.

The Chairperson of the Mejlis assured the leader of the nation that the deputies will do everything necessary to modernize the legislative system, to organize the upcoming elections of members of the People’s Council of National Assembly in accordance with national democratic traditions.

“Forward, forward, only forward, native land – Turkmenistan!” leader of the nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said in conclusion wishing the participants of the meeting good health, family well-being, happiness and great success in their responsible work.