President Welcomes International Ice Hockey Federation President
President Serzh Sargsyan received today President of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) René Fasel.
Welcoming the guest, President Serzh Sargsyan expressed the hope that Mr Fasel’s first-ever visit to Armenia will help us promote in our country the development of ice hockey - one of the most popular sports in the world. During the meeting, Armenian Ice Hockey Federation’s membership of the IIHF was appreciated on either side.
President Sargsyan noted that while ice hockey is still underdeveloped in Armenia, steps are being taken to promote it in the country. In this connection, the President stressed that the necessary infrastructure is being created in Armenia. Specifically, the second international standards-compliant ice-hockey rink will soon be inaugurated in Yerevan.
Serzh Sargsyan thanked René Fasel for his readiness to contribute to the development of ice-hockey in Armenia. The interlocutors agreed that this sport has good potential and development opportunities in Armenia, which calls for consistent efforts.