ASHGABAT – The President of AIPS, Gianni Merlo has met with African sports journalists covering the ongoing 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan from September 17 till 27.
Over ten journalists from Africa are attending the Games following the invitation from the Organizing Committee of the Games.
Speaking during a dinner with the journalists, Merlo reminded the pen pushers of the difficulties facing the profession, while advising them to stay aware of those who want to divide the AIPS family.
Merlo urged the journalists to stay focused and make the best use of their two weeks stay in Ashgabat to better develop their careers.
The AIMAG were officially opened on Sunday in a spectacular ceremony attended by the President of Turkmenistan and other head of states.
“It is better you go and sell chocolate if you lose your dignity,” the AIPS President told the journalists as he reminded them of their role and responsibilities as journalists.
He strictly warned against any attempt or move to divide the AIPS big family.
The dinner was also attended by AIPS Africa President Mitchell Obi.