Mem­o­ran­dum of Un­der­stand­ing (MoU) signed be­tween BOC and Na­tional Olympic Com­mit­tee of Thai­land

Bhutan Times - - Front Page - Sonam Pen­jor

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.

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