Huawei has signed a deal with Ashgabat 2017 ©Ashgabat 2017

Huawei has become an official supporter of the fifth Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) in Ashgabat.

The global mobile communications technology provider claims to be driven by a "commitment to sound operations, ongoing innovation, and open collaboration". 

The chairman of the fifth AIMAG Executive Committee, Dayanch Gulgeldiyev, said: "We are extremely excited to welcome Huawei on board for Ashgabat 2017.

"We are grateful for their support, they share our core values of health, inspiration and friendship and are committed to inspiring future generations through sport, making them a great addition to the Ashgabat 2017 family."

Huawei has been working in Turkmenistan for more than 15 years, and have been taking an active involvement in the sporting development of the country.

They are already official sponsors of the World Goresh Federation, the Goresh Federation of Turkmenistan and the National Belt Wrestling Federation of Turkmenistan.

Ashgabat hosts the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games this month ©Ashgabat 2017
Ashgabat hosts the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games this month ©Ashgabat 2017

The company will also provide mobile communications devices essential to the event's operational delivery.

Wang Ke, general manager of Huawei Turkmenistan, said: "Ashgabat 2017 is a huge milestone in Turkmenistan’s modern history.

"Without a doubt, the Games will be a showcase of friendship, solidarity and inspiration."

Ashgabat 2017 will take place between September 17 and 27 in Turkmenistan's capital.

The deal follows agreements with Atos, Hyundai Engineering, the China National Petroleum Corporation, Mastercard, Turkmenistan Airlines and Turkmen Ak Yol.