NOCS OF UKRAINE AND SLOVAK SIGNED MOU TO STRENGTHEN COOPERATION
7 March 2019
The National Olympic Committees of Ukraine and Slovakia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Kyiv on 6 March 2019.
President Sergey Bubka and his Slovak counterpart Anton Siekel met at the NOC of Ukraine’s headquarters and discussed the importance of knowledge sharing for the development of the Olympic Movement. They shared the relevant experiences in their countries, as well as plans for joint activities.
According to Bubka, the MoU was the outcome of many years’ collaboration and friendly relations.
For his part, Siekel proposed to arrange joint training sessions and competitions between the countries, in particular in athletics, shooting, canoeing and winter sports.
The Olympic education was also an interesting topic of interaction, since both institutions have Olympic academies, as well as actively implement educational and sports projects.
Other areas of exchange are sports medicine, doping control, Olympic heritage and sport for all.
“Today’s step is not a start, it’s the continuation of our cooperation,” Siekel said. “The history of the Olympic movement of Ukraine inspires.”
“The signing of the memorandum will be a pledge to deepen cooperation and strengthen friendship between Slovakia and Ukraine, because we have common challenges,” also added.