MINSK, 28 October (BelTA) - The second edition of the CIS Games will demonstrate the unity of the Commonwealth of Interdependent States (CIS), Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko said at a meeting of the CIS Heads of Government Council in Astana, Kazakhstan on 28 October, BelTA has learned.
“We cannot neglect the humanitarian component of cooperation. Today we are going to discuss the preparations for the second CIS Games. Last year it was decided to hold the in Belarus in 2023. They will take place in August and will feature 21 sports with competitions held in all regions of our country. We also plan to make them open. We have experience in hosting international sports competitions of the highest level, so I am confident that Belarus will be a very good host,” said Roman Golovchenko.
He addressed the participants of the meeting to provide assistance in sending both national teams and fans to the Games. “I am convinced that the participation of the delegations of the CIS member countries and sports fans will demonstrate the unity of our states and will make a significant contribution to the development of sport and physical education, preparation of the sports reserve,” the prime minister said.