The embassy of Tajikistan in Turkmenistan has issued a press release, refuting the recent reports by certain media outlets about the death of a woman waiting for visa.
Here is the press release:
A number of mass media reported that on August 21, 2018, near the Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan in Ashgabat, a woman who was standing in a long queue for a visa died.
In this regard, the Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan in Turkmenistan, having carefully studied all the details of the case described in the media, informs the following:
August 17, 2018, and not August 21, as it follows from media reports, the aforementioned citizen accompanied her son Atamurat, who applied to the Consular Section of the Embassy to obtain a Tajik study visa. Being at the Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan in Ashgabat, the woman felt a severe discomfort, in connection with which an ambulance was called up, the doctors of which provided her with the necessary medical assistance, completely normalizing her health condition.
Atamurat, her son, has confirmed that the widespread information about his mother’s death is false and stressed that she currently lives in good health in the Lebap velayat, the etrap of Kerki.
The Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan in Turkmenistan emphasizes that, despite the large number of people applying for visas to Tajikistan and the current technical difficulties associated with the electronic issuance of visas, the Consular Section of the Embassy makes every effort to issue them in accordance with the established rules.
In view of the foregoing, the Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan in Turkmenistan states that the messages disseminated on this topic are baseless and encourages media representatives to refrain from publishing unverified and unreliable information. /// Embassy of Tajikistan in Turkmenistan, 19 Sep