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  • Ukraine recognises significant potential for development of cooperation with Portugal in the fields of youth and sports
    Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine, posted 03 July 2023 13:18

    During a working visit to Lisbon, Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports of Ukraine for European Integration Andrii Chesnokov met with Portuguese Secretary of State for Youth and Sports João Paolo Correia to discuss a wide range of issues of cooperation between Ukraine and Portugal in the fields of youth and sports during the full-scale war.

    João Paolo Correia expressed full support and solidarity with Ukraine, highlighted the steps taken to support the citizens of our country who have found temporary refuge in Portugal: assistance to athletes, support for social initiatives of young people, and the possibility for Ukrainian children and youth to attend municipal sports and youth clubs free of charge.

    The interlocutors also addressed the issue of blocking the participation of russian and belarusian athletes in international sports competitions, developing cooperation in the areas of combating doping in sports and countering manipulation of sports results.

    The Deputy Minister for European Integration stressed the importance of implementing joint projects of the two countries' institutions under the EU's Erasmus+ programme.