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Monday, 23 February 2015 17:05

President Ilham Aliyev receives the World Cup winners / PHOTO-VIDEO

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President Ilham Aliyev received the members of the national team, who won at the Greco-Roman wrestling World Cup tournament held in Iran.

Head of State, president of the National Olympic Committee Ilham Aliyev congratulated the sportsmen and the members of the Wrestling Federation with this exceptional victory. President Ilham Aliyev said that the successes that have been achieved are the result of our national wrestling school being at its best and efficient organization work of Azerbaijan Wrestling Federation. Head of the state noted that the achievements of our wrestlers at the World and European championship and the Olympic Games become an additional motivation for our children and youth to be more interested in the favorite kind of sports in Azerbaijan.

President Ilham Aliyev talked about the development of sports in Azerbaijan and also spoke of the high praise by the world sports community towards Azerbaijani sports. The head of state said that the number of the medals, earned at significant international tournaments, grows from year to year and noted the significance of creating perfect sports infrastructure in the country. President Ilham Aliyev said that sports hold an important place in the state policy and different consequent state programs are adopted in order to develop sports.

He also said that important sports events are held on a high level in the country and noted that the fact that the General Assembly of the European Olympic Committee was held in Baku recently is the result of the significance attached by the international sports community to Azerbaijan as a sports country.

President Ilham Aliyev also said that another reason for the achieved successes is the fact that all the sports organizations in the country work in unity. The head of our state stressed out that the victory of our country against the best wrestlers of the world and the ownership of the Greco-Roman world cup was the indicator of the strength of our sportsmen as a team. President IlhamAliyev also expressed his hopes that our wrestlers will continue their Iranian success at the European Games to be held in Baku this year and the Olympic Games to be held in Rio-de-Janeiro next year.

The member of the national team Rafik Husseinov and the Senior Coach Nuraddin Rajabov said that the foundation of this success is the state care towards sports and thanked our head of state for this.

President IlhamAliyev noted that the achieved victories not only show the strength of the Azerbaijani government and people, but also once again demonstrate the talent and loyalty to motherland of the Azerbaijani youth.

The members of the meeting took a commemorative photograph at the end.


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Ministry of Youth and Sport
of Azerbaijan Republic

National Olympic Committee
of Azerbaijan Republic

Fédération Internationale
des Luttes Associées