Ukraine and Algeria put the ‘Memorandum of Cooperation’ between two NOC into practice
03 November 2014 Share
Ukraine and Algeria put the ‘Memorandum of Cooperation’ between two NOC into practice

Mission of NOC Ukraine visited Algeria making the first step to implement the ‘Memorandum of Cooperation’ signed earlier in September by the National Olympic Committees of two countries. Ukraine’s NOC President Sergey Bubka, deputy Minister of sport and youth and national athletics federation president Ihor Hotsul, head of Kyiv NOC department Pavlo Kostenko and national amateur boxing federation executive Olena Miknenko were the participants of the numerous events in the Nothern African state.

Ukraine NOC representatives met Algeria NOC President Mustapha Berraf, as well as the executives of the Algerian federations of athletics, badminton, boxing, football, gymnastics, judo, skiing, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo and wrestling.

The opportunities for effective cooperation between federations of two countries were discussed. The arrangements were made to organize training camps with joint participation of Ukraine and Algeria teams, as well as development seminars for the coaches. The sides also declared their intention to exchange experience in the area of sport medicine and referees' training.

Ukraine's delegation also met Algeria sport minister Mohamed Tahmi. Clear intention to sign the agreement of cooperation between the Sport Ministries was declared at the meeting.

Sergey Bubka, NOC President, who is also an IOC Executive Board member and IAAF Vice President, took part at 'Effective Governance' regional forum organized by ANOCA for the 53 African NOCs' representatives. Bubka made a presentation on the governance within the NOC of Ukraine, the Committee's activity and the projects carried out in the country.

Bubka gave some explanations to the meetings with Algerian sport executives and cooperation between two NOCs at the press-conference held in the Algerian NOC headquarters, saying, 'We discussed today the good governance in sport, and how to better manage sports in Algeria. I have explained to my Algerian counterparts our vision and the policy adopted to develop sport in Ukraine. We also talked about the practical implementation of our agreement, particularly as regards to the training of senior executives and cooperation in the scientific field, through sharing experience in the fight against doping'.

Bubka added, 'The objective of the agreement signed between the Algerian and Ukrainian Olympic Committees in Kyiv last September, is the development of sports in Algeria by contributing to improving the results and performance of Algerian athletes. Ukraine is always open to share experience and improve communications with our partners in the areas of sports'.

Sergey Bubka also praised General Lassana Palenfo, the ANOCA President, and his colleagues for arranging the 'Good Governance' forum and the efforts and improve the sports' governance within the African continent.