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
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.