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LAW OF TURKMENISTAN

of October 24, 2020

About consular service

This Law determines the legal basis of consular service, function of consular officials by protection of the rights and interests of Turkmenistan, his citizens and legal entities outside Turkmenistan.

Chapter I. General provisions

Article 1

In this Law the following basic concepts are used:

1) consular establishment - the state body on external relations of Turkmenistan founded in the territory of other state for accomplishment of consular functions;

2) the head of consular establishment - person leading work of consular establishment (the consul general, the consul, the vice consul or the consular agent);

3) the consular official - the person holding position of public service in diplomatic representation or consular establishment of Turkmenistan and authorized on accomplishment of consular functions;

4) family members - the spouses (spouse) of the consular official, his children and parents, and also the parents of his spouse (spouse) living together with them and being in their dependence;

5) the consular district - the area allocated to consular establishment for accomplishment of consular functions.

Article 2

The legal basis of activities of consular service the Constitution of Turkmenistan, this Law, the Law of Turkmenistan "About diplomatic service" constitute, other regulatory legal acts of Turkmenistan regulating activities of consular service, and the international agreements of Turkmenistan.

Article 3

The following tasks are assigned to consular service:

ensuring realization of state policy in the field of the consular relations of Turkmenistan with foreign states, protection of the rights and interests of Turkmenistan, his citizens and legal entities outside Turkmenistan;

consular providing the international relations of Turkmenistan, assistance to development of friendship and mutually beneficial cooperation of Turkmenistan with foreign states and the international organizations, to expansion of commercial, commercial, scientific and technical and cultural and humanitarian ties;

analysis and forecasting of development of the consular relations of Turkmenistan with foreign states;

rendering assistance to the ministries, departments, companies, organizations and organizations of Turkmenistan in establishment and development of business connections with partners abroad;

distribution of official information on state policy of Turkmenistan, his social and economic and cultural life;

participation in forming of the contractual legal base of the consular relations of Turkmenistan with foreign states;

implementation of other tasks according to the legislation of Turkmenistan.

Article 4

Consular service are a part of the system the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, diplomatic representations and consular establishments of Turkmenistan abroad, representative offices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the territory of Turkmenistan.

The consular service is part of diplomatic service of Turkmenistan.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan is the central executive body heading system of consular service of Turkmenistan.

Coordination of activities of the bodies which are a part of the system of consular service is performed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.

Article 5

Establishment of the consular relations of Turkmenistan with foreign states is performed by mutual consent.

Consent to establishment of diplomatic relations between two states means, unless otherwise specified, consent to establishment of the consular relations.

Chapter II. Activities of consular establishments

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