Carlos Miguel Pereira, Cuban Ambassador in Japan said that the agenda met in previous days allowed progress in coordination and agreements with Japanese counterparts for the Cuban participation in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The delegation of the National Institute of Physical Education, Sports and Recreation (INDER by its Spanish acronym), chaired by its president Osvaldo Vento, signed a memorandum of understanding with the city of Higashimatsuyama, represented by its mayor Koichi Morita, and the Daito Bunka University, in the figure of its President Hirofumi Kadowaki, facing the upcoming Olympics.
The website of the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINREX) states that both officials noted that they were honored with the possibility of welcoming Cuban athletes and hope to contribute to their good performance in the next Olympics.
Vento toured last Friday sports facilities in the cities of Saitama and Kawaguchi, where it is planned to hold training bases for Cuban teams, accompanied also by Roberto L. Richards, President of the Cuban Olympic Committee; Jorge Polo, INDER Vice President, and Ambassador Pereira.
In a meeting at the headquarters of the Cuban embassy, Vento stated: "We are confident that our athletes will have the possibility of raising their technical level, and at the same time learn from the discipline, culture and history of the noble Japanese people."
Meanwhile, Nobuyuki Koike, deputy mayor of Hiroshima, highlighted the struggle for peace as one of the pillars of friendship between the two countries.