February 16, 2022
In order to increase sports cooperation and meet with the Minister of Sports and Youth, the President of the National Olympic Committee and some Presidents of Sports Federations and visit our country's sports facilities, the President and Secretary General of the National Olympic Committee of Iraq with a number of heads of sports federations have arrived in Tehran.
Raad Hamoud Salman, President of the National Olympic Committee, Haytham Abdul Hamid Abdul Hafez, Secretary General of the Committee, Ahmad Sabri Radem, Treasurer, Ali Al-Baldavi, President of the Iraqi Baseball and Softball Federation, and a number of Federation Presidents. Meeting with the Minister of Sports and Youth and the Chairman of the National Olympic Committee will also have a joint meeting with the Presidents of our Country's Sports Federations.
The Presidents of the Sports Federations of the Republic of Iraq, separately attending their Iranian counterparts and also will meet with the officials of our country's Federation and sign a memorandum of understanding on sports cooperation between the two sides.
Visiting the National Sports Museum, the National Olympic Academy and the Azadi Sports Complex is also part of the program.
At the meeting, Mohammad Alipour, President of the Federation of Sports Associations, Abbas Nategh Nouri, Secretary General of the Federation, Hooman Mansoorian, President of the Baseball and Softball Association, Mehdi Mirzaeian, Director of Public Relations of the Federation, Farhad Eshvandi, Vice President of the Association, Kashif Rana, Director of International Affairs and Abbas Nedaei The advisor of the Association and Mohammad Javad Payendeh , interpreter were present.
In this meeting, Mohammad Alipour presented a summary of the activities of the Federation of Sports Associations and said: "Baseball and softball as two Olympic Sports is one of the most important Associations under our auspices and for the development of these two Sports we can definitely work with Iraq as a friend and neighbor." Establish proper interaction and work in the educational aspects, setting up joint camps and holding national and club preparation competitions.
Hooman Mansoorian, President of the Baseball and Softball Association, presented a report on the activities of these two Sports in Iran and the international relations of this Association.
At the end of the meeting, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the Iraqi Baseball and Softball Federation, the Federation of Sports Associations and the Baseball and Softball Association of Iran.