A media forum called The Importance of Sport in the Field of Sustainable Development was held in the Olympic town of Ashgabat. The meeting was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Sport and Youth Policy of Turkmenistan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Olympic Committee of Turkmenistan, the National Institute of Sports and Tourism, local and foreign journalists, the press attache of diplomatic missions and international organizations accredited in Ashgabat.
The forum described the progress of the preparation of the national team of Turkmenistan to participate in the XXXII Summer Olympics in 2020 in Tokyo, as well as the progress in implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the field of sports.
Speakers at the forum noted the experience of successful in Turkmenistan in 2017 the V Asian Indoor Games and Martial Arts, in 2018 - the World Weightlifting Championship and the international rally Amul-Khazar 2018. The meeting also emphasized the readiness of Turkmenistan to continue to hold high-level international sporting events.