In the letter, addressed to President of Turkmenistan, Head of National Olympic Committee Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, President of International Powerlifting Federation, Honoured Member of International Olympic Committee Tamás Aján informed that during the session in Anaheim (USA) on October 26, 2017, the Executive Committee of International Powerlifting Federation unanimously approved the intention of Turkmenistan Powerlifting Federation to organize 2018 World Powerlifting Championship in Ashgabat in November next year.
Relative Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between International Powerlifting Federation, Turkmenistan Powerlifting Federation and Turkemnsitan National Olympic Committee in this regard.
“We all remember that wonderful and successful organization of Asian Powerlifting Championship in April this year and V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in September. We are still under impression of those excellent facilities of the Olympic Complex of your white-marble capital and warm hospitality of Turkmen people, - the message of Tamás Aján says.
Taking this opportunity, let me express the confidence that 2018 World Powerlifting Championship will be organized by your side on the highest level and I would like to congratulate you and wish the success in this largest event of International Powerlifting Federation.
Thank you for your permanent support in the development of sports in your beautiful country and again I wish you great success in organization of 2018 World Powerlifting Championship in Ashgabat in November 2018”.