Russian wrestling legend, three-time Olympic, six-time world and six-time European champion Buvaisar Saitiev has hailed sports policy in Azerbaijan.
“The government of Azerbaijan attaches special importance to developing sports,” he told Azerbaijan`s deputy Minister of Youth and Sport Ismayil Ismayilov as they met in Baku.
“I`m happy that all conditions are created in Azerbaijan for the development of sports, particularly wrestling.”
“The government attention to sports, the organization of high-profile international events, including European Games once more proves that Azerbaijan is a strong state,” said Mr. Saitiev.
“I follow the performance of Azerbaijani wrestlers. The growing number of medals won by your sportsmen in world and European championships, and Olympic Games is a strong signal of Azerbaijan`s development,” he added.
Deputy Minister Ismayilov highlighted the preparations for the inaugural European Games to be held in Baku in 2015.
First Vice-President of Azerbaijan`s Wrestling Federation Namig Aliyev hailed President Ilham Aliyev`s attention to sports, particularly wrestling.
Following the meeting Mr. Saitiev visited several Baku 2015 venues.