President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov had signed the Law on Accession to the Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region, also known as the Lisbon Recognition Convention. The new law was published by the official Turkmen media on Saturday.
The Convention signed in 1997 in Lisbon is an international treaty of the Council of Europe elaborated together with the UNESCO. The Convention has been signed by all 46 member states of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg except for Greece and Monaco.
It has also been ratified by the Council of Europe non-member states Australia, Belarus, Canada, the Holy See, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, New Zealand, Russia and Tajikistan.
The Convention aims to facilitate the recognition of higher education qualifications granted in country in another country.