Qatar, Georgia sign sports MoU

DOHA: Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Georgian National Olympic Committee that will allow both parties to have large-scale cooperation over the next few years.

The sports agreement was signed by Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Secretary-General, QOC, and his Georgian counterpart Leri Khabelov. The latest MoU comes just two days after QOC entered into a similar sports deal with Turkish Olympic Committee.

According to details of the MoU signed yesterday, Qatar and Georgia will have bilateral exchanges in the sports sector.

Sports teams from both countries are expected to plan bilateral training camps in the coming years.

Sheikh Saoud said: “This MoU reflects the depth of understanding the two countries have in the sport sectors. Both countries want to harness the talents available in Qatar and Georgia and find ways to develop them.”

Sheikh Saoud added: “This MoU will go a long way in boosting sports ties between the two countries and helping our athletes learn from each other’s success.”

Later the two officials also discussed matters relating to anti-doping and sports medicine.

Qatar Ambassador to Georgia Mohammed bin Khamis Al Kuwari was also present.

Earlier on Thursday in Anatlya,  QOC signed an MoU with its Turkish counterpart in the sports sector to achieve excellence in the world of sport at all levels through the exchange of knowledge and management and training expertise.

The MoU was signed on the sidelines of the Sport Accord conference, held in the coastal city of Antalya, Turkey, with the participation of a large number of sports officials from around the world.