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 PHILIPPINE Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William Ramirez and his fellow sports ministers in the Asean region vowed to strengthen unity through sports.

Ramirez also acknowledged the importance of regional meetings "as a great opportunity to learn from our neighbors."

"Our mission does not start and end in forming policies. It continues on to making these policies work for our countries and our future," Ramirez told the Fifth Asean Ministerial Meeting (AMMS) on Sports, which he chairs, on Wednesday at the Hotel Sofitel in Pasay City.

Ramirez thanked former AMMS-4 Chair and Myanmar Deputy Minster Dr. Mya Ley Sein for her productive hosting of the event and vowed to continuously use sports to establish commitments within the region.

Built upon the recommendation of Mid-Term Review Validation Workshop on Asean Work Plan on Sports 2016-2020 in Myanmar last May, the ministers agreed to develop an Asean Work Plan on Sports 2021-2025.

The plan will focus on sports for development and peace, sports integrity, sports for all, sport science, sports tourism and sport industry.

The ministers further agreed to formalize the establishment of a Technical Working Group led by Thailand with Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam as core members and welcomed others to also take part in Asean's Joint Bid for the FifaWorld Cup 2034.

 

 

Date: October 10, 2019 | Newspaper: Business Mirror | Source: https://businessmirror.com.ph/2019/10/10/ramirez-bats-for-unity-in-asean-sports/