SPORTING TIES DISCUSSED WITH AZERBAIJAN
May 31, 2015
Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC), the leading sports organisation in the Kingdom, has held discussions with Azerbaijan on how the two countries can forge closer links through sport.
JOC Secretary General Lana Al Jaghbeer met with Second Secretary of the Azerbaijan Embassy Mr. Rovshan Jafarov in Amman to discuss ways in which the two countries can work together.
"It was a fruitful meeting and the beginning of many more meetings which will hopefully lead to an agreement which will benefit sports federations and sport in general," said Al Jaghbeer.
Azerbaijan's capital city of Baku is hosting the 1st European Games from June 12-28, and Mr. Jafarov detailed his country's preparations during the meeting.
He assured the JOC that they will host an event that will leave a lasting legacy for the coming generations and officially invited Jordan to take part in the Islamic Games which Azerbaijan will host in 2017.
Al Jaghbeer gave a presentation on how the JOC and its National Federations are developing sport in Jordan.
Over 6,000 athletes from 50 countries are participating in this year's European games.