On May 5, 2018 the Embassy Turkmenistan in the Kyrgyz Republic organized a mini-football tournament for the cup "Turkmenistan - the heart of the Great Silk Road", devoted to the announcement in Turkmenistan the month of social and cultural events "Health and Happiness". This tournament was attended by the football teams of the Embassies of Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan in the Kyrgyz Republic and the Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University.
This competition was held on the football grounds of the Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University with the participation of 8 teams. The Ambassadors of Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan as well as the rector of the Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University participated at the opening ceremony of this event and made the welcoming speech.
The Ambassador of Turkmenistan in the Kyrgyz Republic informed the participants about the policy of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on the development of sport and restoration of the Great Silk Road in new content.
As the result of the tournament the 1st place was won by the team of the Republic of Tajikistan, the second place was awarded to the football team of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The winners were awarded the cup “Turkmenistan - the heart of the Great Silk Road”, medals and souvenirs.
At the end of the event, the participants of the event were offered dishes of Turkmen national cuisine.