Zimbawe and Cuba to increase cooperation in sports
Zimbabwe and Cuba will increase exchange and cooperation in sport, following the signing by authorities from both countries of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in this city.
Antonio Becali, president of the National Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (INDER by its Spanish acronym), signed the agreement on the Cuban side, while Makhosini Hlongwane, Minister of Sport and Recreation, did it for the African nation in a ceremony held at the Sports City, in Havana.
The MOU in sports between Zimbabwe and Cuba, which will increase relations between the two countries that already reach other areas, was rated as transcendental, reports JIT sports publication in its online edition.
The Zimbabwean head of sports described the signing of the document as a step in strengthening cooperation with the people of Cuba, after previous chapters in Health and Education, said the source.
Makhosini Hlongwane announced the creation in his country of an Institute of Sports Medicine, for which Cuban specialists will travel to the African territory in advisory role and highlighted the contribution in other areas of scientific research building on the experiences of the Caribbean nation.
The visitor added that the signing of the MOU will provide attention in sports such as athletics, boxing, wrestling and volleyball, in addition to other actions from this first contact with Cuban authorities.
Meanwhile, Becali, head of INDER, said that an important path in sports collaboration between Cuba and Zimbabwe will start from now on. (acn)