The pact involves collaboration on training for coaches and sports managers and the establishment of training camps.
The Afghan National Olympic Committee (A-NOC) and the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan signed a cooperation agreement during the 38th General Assembly Meeting of the Olympic Council of Asia held in Bangkok, Thailand.
The arrangement includes training for Afghan coaches and sports managers, the building of training camps for Kazakh coaches and athletes, and swapping of coaches and involvement of athletes in regional and international competitions.
The event, which was held from 28th Feb to 2nd March, addressed a number of agendas, including a range of topics, reports relating to previous sports events and the forthcoming games, particularly Tokyo Olympics 2020.
The A-NOC delegation was led by Talal Al Shinqeeti, Acting Secretary-General. Also in attendance were Ahmed Al Tayeb, Director of Technical and Sports Affairs, and Batti Al Abdouli, Manager of Performance Follow-up and Development Office at the A-NOC.
Kazakhstan was represented by Vice President Andrey Kryukov.
Afghanistan was among the initial five founding members of the Asian Games Federation on 13th February 1949 in New Delhi. The organization was dissolved on 26th November 1981 and replaced by the Olympic Council of Asia.
A version of this article first appeared at tolonews.com