A signing ceremony of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of sports between Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Mauritius was held on 23rd December, 2013 at 1100 hours in the office of Federal Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC) at Pakistan Sports Board (PSB), Islamabad. H.E Dr. Ahmed Rashid Bebby Jan, the Deputy Prime Minister of Mauritius and Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada, Federal Minister for IPC/President, PSB signed the MoU on behalf of their respective countries.
The salient features of the MoU are as under:-
Exchange of experts, Government Officials, Coaches and Teams of Cricket, Hockey, Squash, Football, Athletics and Volleyball;
Exchange of material for the development of sports programmes;
||Cooperation in the field of research and science applied to sports;
||Interaction through meetings, conferences and symposia; and
||Exchange of Sports documentation and literature;
It has been decided that the visiting delegations/teams will have to pay return air tickets, whereas the host country will bear the expenditure on accommodation, subsistence, internal transport and medical emergency cost during the stay in the host country. The exchange of sports delegations, teams, coaches and officials shall be carried out in accordance with the annual schedule approved by the both countries.
On this felicitous occasion, Federal Minister/President, PSB said “it is hoped that this MoU will work to promote the peace loving image of Pakistan. The exchange of players between two countries will promote positive activities among the youth and will help to curb the menace of terrorism”. After the signing ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister alongwith Federal Minister visited the Sports Complex.
Mr. Muhammad Ejaz Chaudhry, Federal Secretary, IPC/Vice President, PSB, Mr. Amir Tariq Zaman, Additional Secretary (Sports), Syed Amir Hamza Gilani, Director General, PSB and Dr. Akhtar Nawaz Ganjera, Director General (Tech & Trg), PSB were also present on the occasion.