Turkey, Iran sign deal on sports cooperation

Turkey and Iran signed a protocol to cooperate in sports on Saturday.

Turkey, Iran sign deal on sports cooperation

Turkey and Iran signed a protocol to cooperate in sports on Saturday.

Iranian Vice-President for Physical Education Ali Saidlu and Turkey's State Minister for Sports Faruk Nafiz Ozak put their signatures under the protocol in Istanbul.

"I hope the protocol will contribute to development of sports in our countries, and Turkey is a close friend of Iran, as it is with all its neighbors," Ozak said during the signing ceremony.

Ozak said Turkey and Iran would exchange know-how and experiences, and train athletes and coaches.

Also, Saidlu said his country attached great importance to sportive cooperation with Turkey, and eulogized accomplishments of Turkish athletes in Europe.

Iran is competing in the Group B of the FIBA 2010 World Basketball Championship taking place in Turkey. Slovenia, Tunisia, Brazil, Croatia and USA are the other teams in the group.


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