The hockey federations of Turkmenistan and Russia have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation. The document was signed in Moscow by the chairman of the Turkmenistan Ice Hockey Federation Jora Hudayberdiyev and the head of the Russian Ice Hockey Federation Vladislav Tretiak.

The document includes many points, including the provision of Turkmenistan with highly qualified mentors to train leading hockey players who are part of the national team for the 2020 IIHF World Championship Division III (Group A), which will be held in April 2020 in Luxembourg. 

In 2018, the Turkmenistan Ice Hockey Federation has already signed a cooperation document with the Russian Federation, and in 2019 signed the corresponding Memorandum with the Republic of Belarus. At present, two more documents are being prepared on a bilateral exchange of experience between Turkmenistan and the Ice Hockey Federations of Latvia and Ukraine, which are very interested in issues of joint sports cooperation.

The Turkmenistan national hockey team will be led by 55-year-old famous Russian Sergei Nemchinov is completing a training camp in Minsk, Belarus in preparation for the 2020 IIHF World Championship Division III A, which will be held from April 19 to April 25, 2020 in Luxembourg.