Belarus-China cooperation in the sphere of physical culture, sport and tourism
01 December 2006
The meeting with Zhang Ing, counselor for culture of Chinese Embassy in Belarus, in the Ministry of Sport and Tourism of the Republic of Belarus was aimed at the discussion of the issues connected with the development of Belarus-China cooperation in the sphere of physical culture, sport and tourism.
According to the information of the Ministry of Sport and Tourism the parties reported on the implementation of the agreements reached during the Belarusian state delegation visit to the PRC last December and the solutions taken by the Belarus-China Committee on Trade and Economic Cooperation.
In 2006 19 Belarusian delegations in 15 kinds of sport visited China in the framework of the Program of Belarusian sportsmen training for the Olympics 2008. They had an opportunity to participate in international competitions and trainings. National speed skating team visit is scheduled on December, 1-3, freestyle team visit – on December, 4-10.
The cooperation of public agencies, educational, scientific and medical institutions operating in the sport sphere has become more intense recently. Belarus Embassy in the PRC arranged the meeting with heads of companies manufacturing sportswear, accessories and equipment recommended by the Olympics organizing committee. In the framework of the days of Chinese culture held in the Belarusian State University of Physical Culture students and teachers of the University met with the representatives of China’s Embassy.
The cooperation in the sphere of tourism has become more active. The information on Belarus tourist routes was published in Chinese and presented on the promotion web-site. The National Tourist Agency of the Republic of Belarus together with the President Administration of the Republic of Belarus, departments of physical culture, sport and tourism of the regional executive committees and Minsk City Executive Committee contributed to the further development of Belarus-China relations, they formed a list of Belarus tourist routes, published a leaflet “Get acquainted with Belarus” on the Chinese language.
The cooperation with China in the field of physical culture, sport and tourism remains the key direction of the Ministry of Sport international activity for 2007-2008.