Ganja Named Sports Capital of the CIS States for 2025


Minsk, The Gulf Observer: During a press conference led by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and CIS Secretary General Sergey Lebedev in Minsk, it was announced that the city of Ganja has been designated as the sports capital of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) for the year 2025.

The decision to honor Ganja as the sports capital for the upcoming year was outlined in a joint statement issued by the participants of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the CIS meeting. Additionally, it was decided that the city of Almaty will assume the title of sports capital for the year 2026.

In addition to declaring Ganja and Almaty as sports capitals, the meeting addressed various important matters concerning the CIS. Among these decisions were initiatives related to ensuring safe conditions for journalists to carry out their professional activities and protecting their rights. The meeting also focused on addressing issues related to military security, as well as efforts to enhance training, retraining, and professional development within judicial systems across CIS member states.

Moreover, the participants agreed to establish a commemorative medal titled “80th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945” and put forth a draft Convention aimed at defining the legal status of delegations sent to CIS member states.

These decisions underscore the ongoing commitment of CIS member states to collaboration and cooperation in various areas of mutual interest, further strengthening ties and promoting shared objectives within the Commonwealth.