HAVANA, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- Representatives from Cuba and Hungary inked an agreement to promote the development of sports between their two nations on Tuesday.
The document was signed by Antonio Becalli, president of Cuba's National Sports Institute (Inder), and Tunde Szabo, Secretary of State for Sports Affairs of the European country.
Szabo, silver medalist at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and captain at the World Swimming Championships in Perth, Australia 1991, stressed that through the new deal, her country and Cuba could take advantage of their mutual know-how in the sports arena.
She added that Hungary aspires to hold the Olympic Games in 2024, and also wants to implement a program of "Sports for all," an endeavor in which Cuba has a great deal of experience.
For his part, Becalli told reporters that the two countries have a historical connection in the area of sports collaboration.
"Many of Cuba's doctors in science studied in Hungary, and later they were the pioneers in the theory of sports training in our country," the president of Inder recalled.
He added that the agreement will allow the sharing of common projects between the two countries, running through the area of human resources, which is important for the sports development, and collaboration in sports training across different disciplines.