President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received the IWF President Dr. Tamas Ajan at the Presidential Residence Oqsaroy on 5 April 2013.
Welcoming the guest, the Uzbek President underlined the contribution of the IWF and its President Dr. Tamas Ajan in the development of weightlifting sport and in the Olympic Movement.
At the meeting, they exchanged opinion on perspectives of development of weightlifting in the country, further strengthening and expanding fruitful cooperation. Dr. Tamas Ajan underlined that weightlifting is one of the popular sports in Uzbekistan as local athletes are successfully participating in various International Competitions.
The IWF President highly rates the growing authority of Uzbekistan at the international sport arena due to achievements and success of Uzbek athletes. He also highly appreciates the high level organization of the 2013 IWF Youth World Championships.
Mirabror Usmanov the President of the Olympic Committee of Uzbekistan was also present at the meeting.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov wished success to the competition and great sport achievements to athletes.