The meeting of the "round table" on "The Ashgabat-2017: before the start of the V Asian Games" was held in the Caspian Institute of Maritime and River Transport of the city of Astrakhan. The event has become a kind of presentation of the upcoming Asian Indoor Games and Martial Arts to be held in Ashgabat in September 2017.
The meeting, which was held with the organizational support of the Consulate of Turkmenistan in the Russian Federation (Astrakhan) and the Caspian Institute of Maritime and River Transport, brought together representatives of the Ministry of International and External Economic Relations and the Ministry of Physical Culture and Sports of the Astrakhan Region, public organizations of the region, representatives of the media, the Turkmen diaspora, as well as students.
Guests attended the opening ceremony of the new academic university auditorium, dedicated to Turkmenistan and has been renovated and decorated with the participation of the Turkmen side. During "round table" the participants made speeches and reports, there were shown videos, which told about the upcoming V Asian Games.
The participants of the "round table" noted that Turkmenistan was the first Central Asian country received the right to host the Asian Games. In the interventions the participants emphasized that the development of mass sports in Turkmenistan movement and elite sport are under the direct patronage of the government and head of state personally.
Particular attention was drawn to an exhibition of books, where the works of esteemed President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov were presented, as well as numerous colorful periodicals of Turkmenistan, Turkmen carpets and samples of national clothes.
Active participants of the "round table" were awarded with the diplomas and memorable gifts from the organizers, and all the guests had the opportunity to taste the dishes of Turkmen national cuisine.