Onkar Singh / New Delhi
India and South Korea have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in sports here on Monday.
Sports Minister Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore and Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism of South Korea Do Jong-hwan signed the MoU.
The objective of the MoU is to establish a framework to facilitate and promote cooperation between the two countries on the basis of reciprocity and mutual benefit.
The two countries will encourage exchanges and cooperative actions between sports authorities, sports federations and other sports bodies in the different areas of cooperation.
Expressing happiness over the signing of the MoU, Col. Rathore said, such initiatives will broaden the cooperation between the two countries not only in the field of sports but also in other areas.
He said, both sides must also collaborate in sports such as Archery and Taekwondo where South Korea is one of the pioneer countries. He added that the best practices in the management of sports infrastructure, governance of sports followed by South Korea need to be studied for improvement in our system.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Do Jong-hwan said, his country always looks forward to working with India in Sports. He said, relationship with India is a priority for their leadership and they would be happy to provide assistance to India in areas of common interest.