Vietnam ready to welcome sport teams to SEA Games 31 in mid-May 2022

Friday, 2021-10-29 06:35:21
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NDO/VNA – Vietnam is ready to welcome sport teams from 11 regional countries to the 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in mid-May, 2022, said Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Dao Cuong.

Speaking at the sixth ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Sports (AMMS-6) that was held virtually on October 28, Cuong said after nearly five months of hiatus caused by COVID-19 pandemic, preparations for the tournament are being accelerated in the spirit of ensuring the best possible facilities and the absolute safety of participants at the event.

Discussions at the event focused on sport cooperation programmes in the region for 2021-2025, towards building a dynamic ASEAN Community where all sports are fully developed.

Delegates also looked into sports’ contributions to peace and development, how to promote healthy lifestyle via engaging in sport and physical activities, as well as develop professionalism and integrity in sports and sport science.

The meeting adopted the AMMS-6’s report and agreed to issue a joint statement and submit several documents to the 40th ASEAN Summit. The documents include the ASEAN Plan of Action on Sport for the 2021-2025 period, the 2021-2022 ASEAN-FIFA cooperation plan, the Memorandum of Understanding between ASEAN and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), and a joint statement of ASEAN sport ministers on creating a solid foundation for ASEAN athletes at SEA Games towards Asian Games and Olympic Games.