Torchbearers' procession is ritual symbolizing our unity and will to win - Deputy Mayor of Almaty S. Seidumanov

ALMATY. January 12.KAZINFORM /Yelena Ilyinskaya/ The Aziada torchbearers' procession has finished in Almaty today. Deputy Mayor of the city Serik Seidumanov, Sydney-2000 Champion Olga Shishigina and Director of 'Torch Relay' Nail Nurov lit the Flame of the forthcoming Asian Games in Almaty.

As S. Seidumanov noted, the Relay of the Flame is one of the brightest events. "We are proud that our city was honored to give a start to it. Then the Flame of Aziada will travel around 16 cities of Kazakhstan. This beautiful ritual symbolizes our unity and will to win", he said.

According to him, Kazakhstan is the fourth Asian state which was allowed to host the largest continental sports event.

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