On October 8, 2020, an online meeting with the President of the International Sambo Federation Vasily Shestakov was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.
From the Turkmen side, the meeting was attended by the Deputy Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan B.Matiev, heads of the Ministry of Sports and Youth Policy of Turkmenistan, and the National Olympic Committee.
During the meeting, the participants discussed issues related to the holding of the World Sambo Championship in Turkmenistan. In particular, an exchange of views took place on the updated Agreement on the organizational issues of the championship. Also, taking into account the global pandemic situation in the world, the parties focused on the issues of organizing working visits of technical representatives of the Federation to Turkmenistan to coordinate the preparatory work of the World Championship.
In addition, the parties considered the implementation of the Work Plan for the preparation of Turkmen athletes for the World Sambo Championships. The possibilities of expanding cooperation between the International Sambo Federation and the National Federation of Martial Arts of Turkmenistan, as well as the National Olympic Committee of Turkmenistan were discussed.