"Ireli" Public Union has launched the Youth Cup project with support of the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
The Youth Cup project is a support activity within Baku-2017 Islamic Solidarity Games. "Ireli" public union plays large role in sports development activities in Azerbaijan.
The first speaker at the event was Intigam Babayev, deputy Minister of Youth and Sports: He said: "we are ready to support every young friend of us in any project. The Youth Cup is a wonderful initiative of "Ireli" public union. I wish good luck to every participant youngster."
Vusal Guliyev, sector manager of the President's Office: "Azerbaijan youngsters are very skilful. Youth is becoming more visible both in sports and social sectors. Today, the Youth Cup project of "Ireli" public union has been launched in support of the upcoming Islamic Games. First of all, accept my congratulations and good luck wishes to all our participant youngsters."
Farhad Hajiyev, executive director of the Youth Fund: "during any our visit youngsters speak to us about our projects and activities which is an evidence of success. "Ireli" public union always initiates such projects."
Then the floor was given to Elchin Safarov, corporate director and volunteers ambassador of the Islamic Solidarity Games: "I am always with young people and glad to see their abilities and skills. The bottom-line is that we are present in all aspects of the Islamic Games. First of all, I would like to express my gratitude to "Ireli" public union and today is the first time when I will show you medals of the Islamic Solidarity Games. Athletes will contest for these gold, silver and bronze medals. I wish them good luck.
Then Mirhasan Seyidov, chairman of "Ireli" public union shared his thoughts:
- I welcome everybody - officials, youngsters, students, volunteers and first of all, media representatives that attend all our events.
Today the Youth Cup project has been launched with support of the Ministry of Youth and Sports. The Youth Cup is a support project to the Islamic Games. As the public union in Azerbaijan, we are interested in sports and youth development projects. Today everyone can get any information about the Youth Cup project on its website.
The Youth Cup will include contests in football, basketball, volleyball, chess, terrain orientation, light athletics, table tennis, swimming, shooting, cycling."
The event ended with the draw ceremony.