On Friday, 18th February, President of MOC, Dušan Simonović met Marwan Kamel Maghur, Secretary General of Libyan Olympic Committee.
During the meeting was expressed mutual interest for bilateral cooperation, most of all in exchange of athletes, coaches and sport experts. Two Olympic Committees are willing to exchange sport information and experiences in the future, invitations for meetings, conferences and seminars on topics related to sports and physical education and those that encourage participation of athletes at competitions and international sport events organized in both countries.
Libya and its Olympic Committee are interested in organization of the Mediterranean Games and they officially submitted candidature for Tripoli to be the host of the Games in 2017. At the beginning of this year the International Committee of the Mediterranean Games deprived Volos (Greece) the right to organize XVII Mediterranean Games, which makes Tripoli one of the candidates for the next Games to be held in 2013.
Thanking for the warm welcome, Mr.Maghur expressed his hope that this meeting will be the beginning of long term and successful cooperation.