The decision on the choice of Ashgabat as the venue of so significant competitions as V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts games caused great public resonance not only in Turkmenistan, but also in the world. It was said by the head of the Olympic Council of Asia sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah at the press conference which took place on September 18 in the Media center of the Olympic town.
As it was noted, this decision became the result of the huge work which was carried out by the President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on statement among the population of the principles of a healthy lifestyle, promoting of grass-roots sports and improving movement and elite sport.
During the press conference it was emphasized that holding so large-scale sporting event which brought together representatives of Asia and Oceania in Ashgabat became the herald of constructive partnership, good will and neighborliness – all those principles to which neutral Turkmenistan in the foreign policy steadily adhered.
Participants of a press conference also emphasized that the cooperation of members of the media of Turkmenistan with associations of the sports press, the leading journalists would serve mutually useful experience exchange, make positive impact on increase in level of covering of the taking place competitions.
Foreign guests noted that every year Turkmenistan becomes well-known to the world not only as the state with developed economy, but also as the sports power, the proof to what became also the opening ceremony of the V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts games, grandiose on the scales, beauty and content.
Participants of the press conference expressed readiness for close cooperation with the Turkmen party to the case of holding the largest sports meets, including to their information maintenance.