Phnom Penh.- Sports cooperation between Cuba and Cambodia was strengthened today with the signing of an agreement whereby the Antillean nation will contribute to the training and education of sports coaches and athletes here.
For this purpose, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the Manuel Fajardo University Science of Physical Culture and Sports and the National Institute for Training Teachers of Sports and Physical Education of Cambodia (NIPES, for its abbreviation in English).
The document was signed by the rector of the Cuban institution Silvano Merced Lane, which is developing a work program in the state, while its rector, Hou Sithisofelai, did it on behalf of Niépce.
The event was co-chaired by Ok Sethichet, Director General of Cambodia’s Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, and Liurca Rodríguez, Cuba’s ambassador to that country, who also participated in a tour of the Cambodian training center’s facilities. Athlete.
The occasion was also conducive to the exchange of Cuban experiences in this area, with an emphasis on the application of science in sports academic reform.
During the meeting, cooperation in the field of sports was recognized as an essential pillar of relations between Cuba and Cambodia, and Oak Sethichet in particular praised the work of Cuban volleyball coach Berto Friol.
He said that the silver medal won by the Cambodian men’s volleyball team at the recently concluded 32nd Southeast Asian Games is the best historical performance in that discipline and a clear expression of Cuba’s valuable contribution to the development of sports in the kingdom.