The Maldives Olympic Committee (MOC) is working to sign multiple agreements with the Aspetar Hospital and five sports associations of Qatar in order to further develop sports in the island nation.
The MOC announced work to draft and finalize the agreements had commenced following a recent visit made to Qatar by the Secretary General of the Committee Ahmed Marzooq (Marey), where initial discussions regarding the agreements took place. Marzooq held talks regarding potential agreements with five sports associations of Qatar, in addition to signing an agreement with the Aspetar Hospital, the first specialized Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Hospital in the Gulf region.
MOC shared images of Marzooq's meetings in Qatar through their Facebook account, following which they confirmed that agreements would be made with five sports associations of Qatar in the near future to develop sports in the Maldives. The MOC declared that the agreements would be highly beneficial for Maldivian sports associations, athletes and officials as well.
In addition to this, the agreement being considered with the Aspetar Hospital will see Maldivian athletes receive the best possible care for injuries sustained while engaging in sports activities.
While the MOC is considering agreements with five sports associations of Qatar, the Football Association of Maldives (FAM) previously signed an agreement with the Qatar Football Association. Under this agreement, Maldivian national football team players had been given the opportunity to take part in training camps held in Qatar to further develop their skills.