Wednesday, September 11 2019 18:11
Marianna Mkrtchyan

Tonoyan spoke at the forum of the International Military Sports  Council 

Tonoyan spoke at the forum of the International Military Sports  Council 

ArmInfo. Armenian Minister  of Defense David Tonoyan addressed the forum of the International  Military Sports Council (CISM).

As ArmInfo was informed in the press service of the RA Ministry of  Defense, the event was organized on the initiative of the  International Council of Military Sports (CISM) and the RA Ministry  of Defense.

Tonoyan welcomed the members of delegations from 29 countries and  pointed out the important activities of CISM, which brings together  military from different countries on one sports ground. At the same  time, he added that Armenian athletes not only recorded victories at  the CISM championships, but also made strong friends with  representatives of many countries.

Dirk Schwede, President of the CISM Europe, awarded the Head of the  Physical Training and Sports Department of the RA Armed Forces,  Colonel Aram Grigoryan and other military personnel. At the end of  the meeting, Tonoyan presented commemorative awards to CISM leaders.

During the forum, challenges and prospects of the organization will  be discussed, various issues on the agenda, management and governance  strategies, as well as organizational issues of the tournament in  Wuhan (China), which will be held October 18-27, will be specified.

To note, today the delegation of the International Council of  Military Sports visited the Tsitsernakaberd memorial complex for the  victims of the Armenian Genocide and paid tribute to the memory of  the holy martyrs.

The International Military Sports Council  (Conseil International du  Sport Militaire - CISM) is one of the largest multidisciplinary  sports organizations in the world. It was founded on February 18,  1948. The first member countries of the organization were Belgium,  Denmark, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.

Currently, CISM is considered the most influential sports  organization in the world after the International Olympic Committee,  has 135 members and is the organizer of the most important  international sports events including the Military World Games and  the World Military Cup. The supreme governing body is the general  assembly, which includes three representatives from each army. The  assembly is convened annually. The current work is actually led by an  executive committee composed of the president, vice president,  general secretary and two members. Executive committee meetings are  held twice a year. The main executive body - the General Secretariat  - is located in Brussels.

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