President of Turkmenistan and the President of the Olympic Council of Asia discussed cooperation in the field of sport
17 September, 2016 (10:37)
Source: State News Agency of Turkmenistan
Today, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov received President of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, who arrived in our country to participate in the opening of the new Ashgabat International Airport, as well as to celebrate of the upcoming one year to go until the start of 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts (AIMAG) ceremony.
In the framework of the meeting, the sides exchange views on a wide range of issues relating to the prospects of bilateral cooperation strengthening of which has great potential. As the President of the OCA states, the impressive successes achieved by Turkmenistan, including in the field of sports, the creation of modern sports infrastructure is a result of the great attention paid by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on the development of mass sports movement. Initiated by the national leader far-sighted strategy in this area contributes to upgrade the Turkmen sport to a new level. In this connection, the guest notes the progress achieved by the Turkmen sportsmen at the World Nomads Games, held recently in the Kyrgyz Republic.
A separate topic of conversation is the preparations for the 5th Asian indoor and Martial Arts Games, before the opening of which left one year. The guest notes that choosing Ashgabat as the venue for the 5th AIMAG in 2017 is the evidence of ever-increasing international prestige of Turkmenistan. As is known, expresses sincere appreciation to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for the active support in organising the upcoming competitions and the work carried out in our country in this direction.
In this regard, the President of the OCA notes that the current opening of the world-class new buildings – Ashgabat International Airport - can also be considered one of the important stages of preparation for these prestigious Games. All the proposals put forward by the Head of the State are in accordance with the spirit of the Olympic Movement, including held within all the regions of the country the equestrian marathon with the torch of the 5th AIMAG, it gives the preparatory process of the Games a unique flavour, said Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah.
As the leader of the nation states, our state is the most serious and responsible manner suited to the organization of the upcoming events. To this end, the country launches a large-scale work and is attracted foreign partners, and studied best international practices.
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