President of the European Olympic Committees Janez Kocijancic visited Belarus for the first time as head of the EOC. During the official visit, Kocijancic held a meeting with the President of the Republic of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko. The main topic of discussion was the preparation of Belarus for the 2nd European Games 2019.
“This will be the best European Games. Because all Belarusians will live and breath this event. This will not be a local event. All our neighbors will be aware of the Olympics next door. All doors will be open to them. We will invite everyone who wants to visit our country. I guarantee you this,” Alexander Lukashenko said.
In turn, Janez Kocijancic expressed confidence that the European sports forum in Minsk will be held at the highest level:
“We are very satisfied with the way the preparations are going. We are on schedule. I am sure that European Games in Minsk will be the best in history.”