President of the Azerbaijan Universal Martial Arts Federation Azer Hasanov has been elected a President of the International Universal Martial Arts Federation.

According to Report, in the elections held at the headquarters in Vilnius, Lithuania, Hasanov replaced the former head of the organization, Sergei Novikov, who died two months ago.

He told the Ministry of Youth and Sports that he was proud that this historic success coincides with the significant dates for the Azerbaijani people – the Day of National Salvation and the day when Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan formalized the Turkish alliance in ancient Shusha.