Games of Future opening ceremony in Kazan

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Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko attended the opening ceremony of the Games of the Future tournament in the Russian city of Kazan.

The Games of the Future opened in the international expo center Kazan Expo.

The presidents of Russia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Republika Srpska of Bosnia and Herzegovina, heads of delegations from other countries also arrived for the opening ceremony. Famous athletes and artists were also seated next to them.

His counterparts in the Commonwealth of Independent States congratulated the Russian leader on the successful opening of the tournament.

“Forward into the future, friends!” Aleksandr Lukashenko spoke in Belarusian. He was the first one to take the floor.

Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev wished every success to participants and suggested holding the next Games of the Future in Kazakhstan. Other presidents also made short complimentary speeches.