Azerbaijani President receives Secretary General of International Shooting Sport Federation
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb.4 / Trend
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has today received Secretary General of the International Shooting Sport Federation Franz Schreiber.
The Secretary General of the International Shooting Sport Federation said he and his delegation would visit several sport facilities in capital Baku, as well as Gabala Sports Complex.
Franz Schreiber praised the government`s support of development of sport in Azerbaijan under President Ilham Aliyev.
Schreiber stressed the importance of the fact that Azerbaijan would host the 2014 world skeet shooting championships and a qualifying round of the world skeet shooting championships in 2015.
He hailed the events as Azerbaijan's new success in international sports cooperation.
President Ilham Aliyev said different kinds of sport had been rapidly developing in Azerbaijan.
The Head of State stressed the importance of cooperation between the International Shooting Sport Federation and relevant structures of Azerbaijan.
The President said Azerbaijan was ready to host high-profile international tournaments, and pointed out that the country had already hosted a series of world and European championships, and would organize the inaugural European Games in 2015.
The President added that it testified to the existence of excellent environment for development of sports in the country.
The Head of State expressed confidence Azerbaijan would successfully host high-profile international tournaments in future.