07 October 2015, Wednesday, 16:27
UFA, 7 October 2015. /Bashinform News Agency, Arina Rakhimkulova/. The official delegation of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan arrived in Bashkortostan. As part of the visit a friendly match between football veterans of Bashkortostan and Afghanistan will be held, the official meetings of the guests with the heads of the executive power of our republic are provided. This event was a topic of a press conference at Bashinform News Agency.
The representative of the Russian Federation Council Vyacheslav Nekrasov said that Afghanistan was an ancient country with rich history and unique place. He also said that today's visit had been preceded by extensive and long-term preparatory work. The interaction in the sport originated in the Bashkir land back in 2012. In April 2013, the Russian team of veterans played football "Friendship Matches" in Afghanistan. Vyacheslav Nekrasov underlined that the upcoming game would be not just a sporting event, but a kind of bridge of friendship between our countries.
The Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports of Bashkortostan Ruslan Habibov noted that currently Afghanistan was undoubtedly interested in the closest cooperation with Russia. Participation of the President of Afghanistan in the Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization held in Ufa in July this year was eloquent proof of this.
The coach of the national team of Afghanistan Mohammad Yousuf Kargar thanked Bashkortostan for the warm welcome. He noted that the sport united Russia and Afghanistan.
In addition to the football game, the guests will have a tour over Ufa, will visit museums and mosques. The delegation of Afghanistan includes a shooting crew to make a film about the visit to Bashkortostan.