Singapore and Cambodia NOCs ink MOU to promote sports
From left to right: Mr Ng Ser Miang, IOC Executive Board Member, Dr Thong Khon, President of Cambodia NOC & Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, President of the SNOC
Singapore, 27 November 2017 – Representatives from the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia and Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) gathered this morning in Singapore to witness the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two organisations.
Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, President of the SNOC and also Speaker of Parliament and Dr Thong Khon, President of the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia and Cambodia’s Minister for Tourism, were at Mandarin Oriental Singapore to ink a six-year agreement from 2017-2023. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Mr Ng Ser Miang, IOC Executive Board Member.
The MOU entails exchange of visits and combined training between the national teams of both countries, as well as the exchange of officials, staff, trainers, judges, experts and scientists for participation in seminars, courses and consultations.
Both NOCs will also encourage the sharing of knowledge in the areas of sports medicine and sports science and seek opportunities to advance in bilateral sports development.
“This Memorandum of Understanding with the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia signifies the opportunities present for bilateral cooperation in sport development and the progress we have made together as a region. We are pleased to further strengthen our relationship with our colleagues at the Cambodia NOC, and look forward to grow in tandem with them,” said Mr Tan Chuan-Jin.
Said Dr Thong Khon, “We are pleased to partner the Singapore National Olympic Council in a Memorandum of Understanding to develop our sports teams and expertise together. This partnership is important to us as our country prepares to organise its first SEA Games in Cambodia in 2023.”
Cambodia will be hosting the 32nd Southeast Asian Games for the first time in 2023.