President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov signed the Law of Turkmenistan On the City of Arkadag on Thursday. The new law was published in the Turkmenistan newspaper on Friday.
The law defines the legal status of the city, as well as the legal, organizational and other basis for the activities of public authorities in connection with the implementation of the functions of the Arkadag city.
According to the new Law, a special legal status is established for the Arkadag city - a city of state importance.
In addition, the territory of Arkadag city is an integral part of the territory of Turkmenistan. The territorial division of the Arkadag city is carried out in accordance with the legislation of the country.
According to Article 3 of this Law, the population of Arkadag city consists of citizens of Turkmenistan who have a place of residence in Arkadag, regardless of the period of residence, place of birth and nationality, as well as foreign citizens and stateless persons permanently or temporarily residing in the territory of Arkadag city.