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.