Tehran (IP)- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan officially invited the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran to attend the opening of the Islamic Solidarity Games.

Iran PressIran News: Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who had travelled to Tehran to participate in the Astana Peace Talks, met with Ebrahim Raisi before the start of the meeting.

During his visit to Iran, the President of Turkiye invited President Ebrahim Raisi, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, to attend the opening ceremony of the Islamic Solidarity Games as a special guest.

Erdogan's official invitation from Raisi was delivered to Iran on Tuesday during the Ministers of Sports and Youth meeting of Iran and Turkey.

In this meeting, the Minister of Sports of Turkey also invited his Iranian counterpart to participate in the games of Islamic countries.

‌The 2021 Islamic Solidarity Games will be the 5th edition of the event scheduled to be held from 9 to 18 August 2022 at Konya, Turkiye, under the aegis of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF). It will be the first time in history that the event will be organised by the Turkish Olympic Committee.

Formerly scheduled to take place from 20 to 29 August 2021, the event was postponed to be held from 10 to 19 September 2021 in July 2020 by the ISSF because the original dates coincided with the 2020 Summer Olympics, which were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In May 2021, the ISSF postponed the event to August 2022, citing the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the participating countries.


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