On the 7th of April 2019, the World Health Day was successfully celebrated in Turkmenistan. Numerous sport and physical culture activities including different competitions and contests were held in the country.

Being a state that has turned into one of the centers of world level sport events, Turkmenistan is preparing to host yet another grand sports event.  Thus, according to the resolution of the Executive Committee of the International Sambo Federation (FIAS), the World Sambo Championship will be held in Turkmenistan in 2020.

During the celebrations dedicated to the World Health Day, the Chairman of the International Sambo Federation (FIAS) V.Shestakov has visited Turkmenistan.  Within the framework of his visit, the guest was received by President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.   

Expressing sincere gratitude for the time dedicated, the guest congratulated President, Head of the National Olympic Committee Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov with the decision of the Executive Committee of the International Sambo Federation (FIAS) on hosting the World Sambo Championship in Turkmenistan in 2020.  This international tournament will become yet another contribution of Turkmenistan in the development of sport diplomacy noted V.Shestakov.    

Highly appraising the efficiency of the policy carried out by the Head of State on developing the sport of high performance and mass physical-wellness movement, the head of FIAS reiterated the interest of international sport circles to activate cooperation with Turkmenistan, as a country with high sporting potential that owns modern profile infrastructure.