POSTED: July 7th 2011
Appointments

Africa and Russia to work together to develop sports

(L to R) Alexander Zhukov, the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia and ROC president, and Intendant General Lassana Palenfo, ANOCA president / ROC image
(L to R) Alexander Zhukov, the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia and ROC president, and Intendant General Lassana Palenfo, ANOCA president / ROC image

LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications

DURBAN, Jul 07: The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) for collaborations between the two organizations.

The agreement was signed between Alexander Zhukov, the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia and ROC president, and Intendant General Lassana Palenfo, ANOCA president.

ANOCA president, Intendant General Lassana Palenfo said, “We are very happy to have signed this MOU with such an effective and influential NOC.

“We are about to launch the first ever ANOCA Games and the second edition of the Africa Youth Games. 

“We very much hope to welcome Russia to these African events. Russia is an important market in terms of sport development for Africa, especially with Sochi 2014 fast approaching.”

“Helping to develop the African market is an import part of our goal to increase participation in sport all over the world,” said Deputy Prime Minister Zhukov.

“I hope that the ROC’s experience and expertise can have a powerful, positive effect in Africa and I am sure we will learn some valuable lessons from ANOCA about promoting sport in developing countries."

Witnesses to the signing ceremony were: Khaled Zein (ANOCA Secretary General), Eng. Habu Gumel (IOC member, Nigeria) and Lydia Nsekera (IOC member, Burundi).


Keywords · Russia · ANOCA · Alexander Zhukov · Lassana Palenfo


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