Mr. Waqar Ahmad, Charge d’ Affaires met with Mr. Mykola Petrovych Movchan, Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports on European Integration in his office on March 27, 2018. The meeting was arranged on his request to discuss potential areas of cooperation for Youth and Sports development between Pakistan and Ukraine.

The Deputy Minister is also Vice Chairperson of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for Physical Education and Sports (CIGPES) for the term of four years. CIGPES mandate includes culture and peace building using youth and sports as a tool. He also offered his cooperation under Olympic, non-Olympic and popular traditional sports i.e. football, cricket, wrestling and martial arts.

The proposal has been shared with relevant authorities in Pakistan to further strengthen bilateral cooperation in youth and sports development. It may also contribute to flourish sports industry and tourism of Pakistan and Ukraine.

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