Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between BOC and National Olympic Committee of Thailand
In order to enhance the capacity building in sports in the country, the Representative of His Majesty the King, His Royal Highness Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck, the President of the BOC signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with His Excellency General Yuhasak Sasiprapha, President of the National Olympic Committee of Thailand in the capital last Monday
BOC views that sports are well organized and developed in Thailand and MoU would provide a perfect opportunity to establish a strong relationship with the National Olympic Committee of Thailand and its affiliated national sport federations. Further as Thailand is usually the preferred transit point for all ex-country travel, the signing would also enable our athletes to use facilities in Thailand as a preparatory training base, before proceeding to participate in international competitions and games.
His Excellency General Yuhasak Sasiprapha said this MoU the two countries will develop the mutual relationship in the field of sports for the development of sports in both the countries and will maintain the principles of mutual advantages, contributing to building peace, excellence and respect through sports.
He further said, both parties shall exercise their efforts to promote and develop the Olympic movement in Asia, and energize effort to escalate the development and performance of Asian sports at the international level.
The signing of MoU on sport cooperation between the two countries was on the basis of equality and mutual respect between the two countries with the intention to fortify the amicable atmosphere among sportsmen and sportswomen of both the countries and to promote and further strengthen the bond and understanding between the people of Bhutan and Thailand, he added.
According to the press release, the purpose of the MoU was to develop a mutually beneficial relationship in the field of sports for the development of the sports in both the countries and through sports, contribute to build peace, excellence and respect.
According to the MoU, both National Olympic Committee will formulate and mutually agreed upon a development plan, which includes access to training facilities for athletes of both countries, exchanges of officials, staffs, coaches, referees, judges, trainers, experts, sports medicine and participating in the training program, seminars and other workshops conducted by the National Sports Federations in both the countries.
Meanwhile BOC had already signed four MoUs with three National Olympic Committees of Japan, Denmark and Korea for the purpose of strengthening friendship between sports persons and the people of the respective countries, in a spirit of independence and mutual respect . It will also assist in the further development of the Olympic movement.
Meanwhile, the MoU may be amended at any time by the mutual written consent of both participants and the MoU will be valid for terms of four years, and it can be renewed automatically for similar periods unless either party notices the others, in writing, of its intention to terminate or amend the MoU, six months prior to its expiry.