September 25, 2022



The Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Kingdom of Spain and the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development of Nigeria on Wednesday in Madrid, Spain signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote relationships, cooperation and collaboration in the areas of Sports.
The MoU formed part of the bilateral agreements reached by the Kingdom of Spain and Federal Government of Nigeria during the state visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to his Spanish counterpart, King Filipe VI, the King of Spain.

Other areas of the agreements include; Economy and Trade, Health, Tourism and Science.
The aims of the agreement for cooperation, which was signed by Youth and Sports Development Minister Sunday Dare of Nigeria and the Minister of Culture and Sports of the Kingdom of Spain Miquel Octavi Iceta i Llorens, are to initiate and build collaboration, as well as strengthen the bilateral exchange between both countries on the basis of reciprocity according to their competencies and mutual benefits in the field.
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Some of the specific areas of cooperation include the following among others; Building, development and management of  relations and institutions, exchange of knowledge in the areas of sports science, technology, medicine and the fight against doping.
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Others are; sponsorship, patronage and organizing of sporting events, initiating programmes to support and promote sports for special athletes, protection of young athletes and sports women.
Provision of facilities and training centres, organization of friendly and major International competitions among the national teams and clubs of both countries in different sports and the arrangement of joint training sessions were also listed among the areas of cooperation.
The application and execution of the terms of the agreement are expected to begin immediately and will be automatically renewed on an annual basis.
 
 
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