Minister of Youth Policy and Sport of the Republic of Bashkortostan Andrey Ivanyuta meets his colleague from Africa
Minister of Youth Policy and Sport of the Republic of Bashkortostan Andrey Ivanyuta met his colleague Head of the department of consideration and planning of international cooperation of the Ministry of Sport of Cameroon Baban Abissen. Mr Abissen came to Ufa to the World Draughts Championship as the head of delegation from Cameroon. During the conversation with Andey Ivanyuta he told about his impression of the championship and development of draughts sport in his country.
- Today the most exciting game was between Georgiev and Ndjofang. They played a draw game but in general I’m satisfied with the results achieved by the representatives of our country. It is very important that our representatives play in «A» final. Of course I would be pleased to see our draughts players on the podium. They do their best. Draughts is quite a popular game. First it is just a pickup game and then it becomes professional. Several years ago federation started actively promote and develop this game, State invests a lot of money for the development of draughts. In our country there are 47 federations of different kinds of sports. We host national and international competitions, for example only Football Cup was held 4 times – said Mr. Abissen.
After the conversation head of youth sport department of the region presented him souvenirs and invited to the Universiade Torch Relay which will be held today in Ufa.