RA Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports Karen Giloyan has recently participated in the conference of the Council for Physical Culture and Sports of the CIS countries in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan.

Davit Baghumyan, Deputy Head of the Department for Sports Policy of the MoESCS, as well as Deputy Ministers of Sports and other representatives from Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan also participated in the two-day conference.

During the meetings, the parties considered issues related to championships and cups between the CIS countries in various sports, summer and winter sports competitions with the participation of disabled children, the second CIS Games and others.

The participants of the conference signed a joint statement on the inadmissibility of discrimination against athletes.

One of the issues on the agenda of the meeting was the establishment of the dates of the second CIS Games: accordingly, they will be held in Belarus from August 4-14, 2023. The next meeting of the council will also be held in Minsk.

The participating countries of the conference also presented a report on their activities in the field of sports for 2021-2022, with an emphasis on the development of mass sports.

According to ESCS Deputy Minister Karen Giloyan, the Armenian side proposed to hold a sports forum in Armenia in 2023, the dates and topics of which will further be specified.

The participants of the meeting also toured the sports facilities in Tashkent, visited the Ministry of Sports of Uzbekistan, the Olympic and Paralympic Committees, as well as the center for the gymnastics teams.

Note that back in December 2021, ESCS Deputy Minister Karen Giloyan signed a memorandum of cooperation with Deputy Minister of Tourism and Sports of Uzbekistan Avazjon Karimov during a working visit to Tashkent. According to Karen Giloyan, the sides confirmed the need to advance the cooperation and form closer ties: “Today, Uzbekistan is making huge investments for the development of sports. Certainly, there are great prospects for cooperation, and we must definitely strengthen our partnership.”