On October 4, 2016 an international conference dedicated to the adoption of the new Constitution of the country called "Establishing Constitutional state: national experience and global development" was held at the Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The conference was attended by the heads of the ministries and departments of Turkmenistan, heads of diplomatic missions and representations of international organizations working in Turkmenistan, the employees of the diplomatic service of Turkmenistan, teachers and students of higher educational institutions, representatives of public organizations of the country, as well as academics and parliamentarians from Afghanistan, Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and other countries.
At the beginning of the conference a congratulatory Address of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov addressed to the conference participants had been read. It says that "in Turkmenistan, which is a democratic, legal and secular state, all political, economic, social and cultural resources, organizational and legal foundations of statehood in its entirety subordinated to one goal - to ensure a prosperous and happy life, full protection of the Turkmen people and every citizen, encourage improvement of the individual."
During the conference, the spokespersons pointed out that the most important political and legal document was prepared by all the people and expresses the common will of the multinational nation, has the highest legal force and establishes the essential principles and institutions of the socio-economic, socio-political, spiritual and moral life of society.
At the end of the conference, the participants adopted the Address to President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, expressing deep appreciation for the constant attention to the country's democratization issues, striving for high goals - the construction of an independent, economically developed state, integrated into the world community, whose main purpose is to provide a secure and happy life to its citizens.