Phnom Penh-. Sports cooperation between Cuba and Cambodia strengthened today with the signing of an agreement under which 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 of Sciences of Physical Culture and Sport and the National Institute for Training Teachers of Sport and Physical Education of Cambodia (NIPEC, for its abbreviation in English).
The document was signed by the rector of the Cuban institution Silvano Merced, which is developing an action program in the Kingdom, while its rector, Hou Sithisophelai, did it on behalf of Niépce.
The event was co-chaired by Ok Sethichet, Director General of Sports, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, and Cuba’s Ambassador to Cambodia, Liurca Rodríguez, who also participated in a tour of the training center’s facilities for Cambodian athletes. ,
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 noted that the silver medal obtained 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 the sport in the Kingdom.