On the invitation of Mr.Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoglu Minister of Youth and Sports of Turkey and Mr. Nejmeddin Bilal Erdogan, President of World Ethnosport Confederation; Dr. Fehmida Mirza, Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination / President Pakistan Sports Board is attending 3rd International Ethnosport Forum in Antalya, Turkey. The event is being attended by delegates from 49 countries and 10 Sports and Youth Ministers are participating in the event. During her speech, Dr. Fehmida Mirza highlighted the role of Government of Pakistan in the field of modern and ethnosports under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan. She updated the forum on the steps being undertaken to promote sports activities in Pakistan and establish international linkages with foreign sports bodies and federations. She invited the participating Ministers to attend the forthcoming Shandoor Polo Festival being organized in Pakistan during July 2020. The Minister emphasized on the importance of introducing adjudication system to avoid tailoring and customizing sports rules.
The Minister also held a bilateral meeting with Turkish Minister of Sports and Youth and discussed various possibilities of enhancing cooperation in sports and youth between the two countries. After the meeting, a ‘Cooperation Program on Youth & Sports for the years 2020-23’ was signed. Both the sides agreed that the implementation of MOUs and agreements in Sports field should be ensured.
On sidelines of the event, the Minister held a meeting with Mr. Nejmeddin Bilal Erdogan, President World Ethnosport Confederation who is organizing the event. Mr. Erdogan who considers Pakistan a true friend accepted the invitation of Minister for IPC to visit Pakistan.