Bishkek, July 25 / Kabar /. The opening ceremony of the second military sports games of the friendly armies of the Commonwealth of Independent States was held today in the city of Balykchy, Issyk-Kul oblast, the press service of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic reported.
The opening of the games was attended by Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic, Colonel Kubanychbek Orozmatov. He welcomed the guests and participants, wished them luck and sports victories and said that such events are a vivid example of friendship and mutual understanding, contribute to the development and strengthening of military cooperation between the states.
In turn, the representatives of the participating teams of the friendly armies of the CIS thanked the Kyrgyz side for the warm reception and noted the high degree of readiness of the sports facilities of the competitive training complex and, in general, the entire infrastructure of the games, which shows the great work done by the Kyrgyz Republic and its Armed Forces for the sake of worthy games.
The games are conducted on the Edelweiss training center of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic with the participation of more than 300 servicemen representing the armed forces of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan. Uzbekistan attend the games as an observer.
The program of the games includes competitions in army hand-to-hand fighting, kettlebell lifting, military all-around competition, shooting from regular and service weapon, officer triathlon, commander's starts.
The games will last until August 2, 2017.