On 9-11 October, UNRCCA together with other UN entities and with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan organized the fourth diplomatic mini-football tournament within the framework of the UN Day. This year the tournament was devoted to Turkmenistan’s 20th anniversary of neutrality and the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the UN.
Representatives from elven Embassies as well as the OSCE, the UN and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan took part in the tournament. The joint team of the Embassies of Armenia, Belarus, Russia and Tajikistan won the competition and received the President’s Cup, which was awarded by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Rashid Meredov. The teams from the Embassies of Ukraine and the United States received silver and bronze medals respectively.
According to the established practice, a friendly match of Ambassadors, senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and other representatives of the diplomatic community took place in the margins of the tournament. Children who came together with their parents to the tournament had as well an opportunity to get tips and training drills from professional instructors.