New Delhi, August 16: The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) and the Athletics Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran (AFIRI) have signed a cooperation agreement to formalise one another’s support towards achieving success in Track and Field sport.
AFI President Adille J. Sumariwalla and AFIRI President Hashem Siami said the cooperation agreement was an extension of the close relationship between the two organisations. “We have always helped one another in all situations in keeping with the excellent relationships between the two countries,” they said in a joint release.
Besides allowing the participation of their teams in one another’s National championships across all age-groups and the possibility of holding joint camps at various times of the year, one of the most important aspects of the Cooperation Agreement is the up gradation of knowledge of coaches through courses conducted in either country.
“There are exciting possibilities, including the purchase of athletics equipment. More than anything else, I am confident that athletes and coaches from both countries will draw from one another and that greater good will emerge from the Cooperation Agreement between the two Federations,” said Mr. Sumariwalla.