Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov invites Ilham Aliyev to the opening ceremony of V Asian Games

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, who is on an official visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan, invited President Ilham Aliyev to the opening ceremony of the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in September this year in Ashgabat.

Speaking at the Turkmen-Azerbaijani talks in Baku, the Turkmen leader noted that today there are wide opportunities for cooperation in the sports sphere.

"I remember with great warmth the opening ceremony of the first European Games in Baku, which were held at a high organizational level, the hospitality and cordiality with which our delegation was greeted on Azerbaijani soil," said the head of the Turkmen state.

Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov stressed that in September this year, the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games be held in Ashgabat, and Turkmenistan gives these competitions not only sporting, but also social and political significance.

"Today, sport is becoming an important element of human communication and an instrument of mutual understanding between states and peoples. Azerbaijan has quite a lot of experience in the development of sports. And there is a lot that we could learn from. Taking this opportunity, I am pleased to invite you to participate in the opening ceremony," the Turkmen leader said.