As part of the Hon. Ministers engagements during the Ethnorsports Forum in Baku, Azerbaijan, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed with the World Ethnosport Confederation (WEC).
During the signing ceremony, the President of (WEC) Necmeddin Bilal Erdogan reiterated the Confederation commitment to continue the promotion of different traditional sports in all parts of the World, including the Gambia, while promising his organisation's support for the Gambia to revitalize sports that bring people closer.
For his part, the Hon Bakary Y. Badjie, Minister of Youth and Sports expressed his own Ministry's resolve to continue working with all stakeholders in The Gambia in reviving our age old traditional sports. He further emphasized the need to enhance corporation, exchange of knowledge and experience sharing to build capacity.
The Minister had a bilateral meeting with the Youth and Sports Minister of Azerbaijan H.E. Farid Gayibov. Hon. Badjie commended the Azerbaijan Government's efforts in investment in sport development over the years, especially in the arears of infrastructure. He solicited corporation in the area of capacity building for our coaches and athletes, especially having access to the World Class training facilities of the Country.