Do Jong-hwan
MoS Tourism (I/C), Alphons Kannanthanam and the Tourism, Culture & Sports Minister of South Korea, Do Jong-hwan signing an MoU to enhance tourism cooperation between India and South Korea, in New Delhi on November 05, 2018.

India and Korea to sign MoU for strengthening cooperation in Tourism and Sporting events

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 1 November 2018 has approved signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Korea for strengthening cooperation in the field of Tourism. The main objectives of the Memorandum of Understanding to expand bilateral cooperation in tourism sector, increase exchange of information and data related to tourism, encourage cooperation between tourism stakeholders including Hotels and Tour Operators and facilitate exchange visits of Tour Operators / Media / Opinion Makers for promotion of two-way tourism in the areas of promotion, marketing destination development travel fairs/exhibitions in each other’s country.

India and Korea have enjoyed a strong diplomatic and long economic relationship. The two parties now desiring to strengthen and further develop the established relationship for strengthening cooperation in the field of Tourism. Korea is one of the leading tourist generating markets for India from East Asia. Signing of the MoU with Korea will be instrumental in increasing arrival from this source market.

News Update| 05 November 2018| India, Korea sign MoU to strengthen partnership in sports

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and Do Jong-hwan at the signing ceremony of an MoU on sports cooperation between the India and Korea.

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and Do Jong-hwan at the signing ceremony of an MoU on sports cooperation between the India and Korea.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of India and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea on sports cooperation on 5th November 2018. From Indian side the MoU was signed by the Minister of State(I/C) Youth Affairs and Sports Rajyavardhan Rathore and the Korean side was represented by their Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Do Jonghwan.

The objective of this Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is to establish a framework to facilitate and promote cooperation between the two countries on the basis of reciprocity and mutual benefit. The cooperation under this MoU may include areas like (a) Exchange of coaches, athletes, experts;(b) Exchange of scientific and methodical materials (c) Joint training for athletes and officials;(d) Participation in sports event, seminars, symposia and conferences organized by either country etc. The two countries will encourage exchanges and cooperative actions between sports authorities, sports federations and other sports bodies in the different areas of cooperation, as jointly decided.

Expressing happiness over the signing of the MoU, Rajyavardhan Rathore said that such initiative would broaden the cooperation between the two countries not only in the fieldof sports but also in other areas. He further stated that two countries must also collaborate in sports such as Archery and Taekwondo where Republic of Korea is one of the pioneer countries. The best practices in management of sports infrastructure, governance of sports followed by the Republic of Koreas need to be studied for improvement in our system, he added.

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