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Date: 21 October 2016 11:46A+
Tokyo, October 21, AZERTAC
World Forum on Sport and Culture has been launched in Japanese city of Kyoto.
A delegation led by the Minister of Youth and Sports of Azerbaijan Republic Azad Rahimov represents Azerbaijan at the Forum organized by Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology joined by 300 representatives from 60 world countries.
The leaders of International Olympic and Paralympic committees, the International Rugby Federation also participate in the event.
On the first day of the event, the participants were informed about organizing cultural programs in sports competitions and the experience gained by Japan in this field.
The official opening ceremony of the forum was held in "Hyat Grand" hotel in "Roppongi" entertainment center on the second day of the event.
Chairman of the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Yoshiro Mori delivered a speech at the opening ceremony. Yoshiro Mori noted that the international sporting events in recent years had an important influence not only in sports, but the development of the cooperation in the fields of culture and economy.
"The World Forum on Sport and Culture is an international event to be held in advance of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and Kansai World Masters Games 2021," said Y. Mori.
President of International Olympic Committee Tomas Bax, President of International Paralympic Committee Philip Kreven and others addressed the opening ceremony, noting that the forum which had three pillars at its center had an important influence not only in sports, but the development of the cooperation in the fields of culture and economy.