Myanmar is hosting the 1st ASEAN and Japan Ministerial Meeting on Sports (1st AMMS+Japan) today and a coordination meeting between ASEAN and Japanese high-level sports officials for the successful hosting of 1st AMMS+Japan was held yesterday morning at the Kempinski Hotel, in Nay Pyi Taw.
The coordination meeting was jointly chaired by the Ministry of Health and Sports, Department of Sports and Physical Education Director General U Myo Hlaing and Japan’s International Affairs Division Director Mr. Jugo Imalzumi.
Chairman, Director General U Myo Hlaing welcomed ASEAN meeting partner Japan Sports Commission member Mr. Daichi Suzuki and said the coordination meeting was held because there are matters required to be discussed tonight. From 2016-2020, ASEAN sports work programmes and sports cooperation between ASEAN and Japan have been harmonious.
Japan’s coordination meeting chairman Mr. Jugo Imalzumi delivered a welcoming speech at the coordination meeting yesterday, during which Japan raised the matter of participating in ASEAN Sports meetings. Japan wishes to be invited to these meetings and pledged Japan’s cooperation in ASEAN sports work programmes up to 2016-2020. Matters relating to people in the country and private sector actively participating in implementing ASEAN-Japan sports cooperation, reviewing ASEAN-Japan sports cooperation works, more participation of young women in ASEAN sports sector, preparation and arrangements made for successful holding of 1st AMMS+Japan and a fixing date for the 1st ASEAN and Japan Senior Officials Meeting on Sports (1st ASOMS+Japan meeting) to be held in 2018 were discussed.