President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov: Asian games to become huge contribution to the development of the Olympic movement, consolidation of universal peace and understanding

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov congratulated the compatriots on 250 days countdown until the beginning of 2017 Asian Games.

This event, forestalling the approach of international sport competition � V Asian Games, arises inspiration, educates the feeing of the unity and solidarity, the message of the Head of the State says. � This milestone falls on the first day of successful continuation of the horse ride in honour of 2017 Asian Games across the territory of Lebap Velayat.

Unprecedented equestrian marathon on occasion of 500-days countdown until V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games started in ancient Nissa, which is recognized by the UNESCO as integral part of human civilization. This fact is a visual evidence of special attention of the state to popularization of our thousands-years history in international community and original culture, promotion of humanitarian dialog for the sale of peace and consolidation of friendly relations.

We consider physical training and sports as strong resource consolidating the society, inspiring our compatriots for outstanding achievements. Following this target, we adopted government programmes of the development and support of physical training and sports, training of high-class athletes, gave start to comprehensive reforms. Under realization of national programmes and large-scale transformations, considerable investments are spent for solution of these objectives and activation of mass physical and health improving movement.

V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games will take place in Ashgabat, which turned into onof the most beautiful, comfort and well-planned cities of the Asian region. The Games will brightly demonstrate beautiful and unique image of our sovereign neutral Motherland, the region of the health and inspiration, its transparency to the world, willingness to active and fruitful cooperation in all spectrum of directions, centuries-old original culture, national values, cordiality and hospitality of Turkmen people.

We are absolutely confident that V Asian Games will become a huge contribution into development of the Olympic movement, consolidation of universal peace and understanding.

Source: Golden Age Online Newspaper