On June 3, the President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov received Igor Makarov, the Head of ARETI International Holding.
The guest cordially congratulated the Head of the State on the World Bicycle Day, which was instituted by the UN General Assembly by the initiative of Turkmen leader. Igor Makarov confirmed the interest of ARETI International Group in strengthening of beneficial partnership with our country.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that development of physical training, health improving and sport movement, involvement of the population, especially the youth to regular sport training as well as stimulation of international cooperation in this field is one of the priorities of the government policy.
This is indicated by the decision of the UCI to award President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov with the Certificate of Recognition and the right to host the 2021 World track Cycling Competition in Ashgabat as well as by award of another Certificate of the Guinness World Record to our country.
During the meeting, perspectives of development of fruitful cooperation in sport sphere was the subject of interested discussion. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and his guest exchanged the opinions on organization of the 2021World Track Cycling Championship and 2026 World Road Cycling Championship. It was mentioned that opening of special school under the UCI Aegis in our country would support the training of high-class Turkmen sportsmen, which would be able to represent the country deservingly in the world arena.
In this context, Igor Makarov proposed to make a team “Katyusha – Turkmenistan”, which would give actual impulse to bringing of Turkmen cycling to the world level. The Head of ARETI also informed about the activity of the holding in our country, having confirmed the interest in implementation of new joint projects.