Following a joint meeting in Budapest on 12 November 2021, between the African Olympic Movement delegation headed by Mr. Mustapha Berraf, President of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA), accompanied by Mr. Ahmed Abou Elgasim, Secretary General of ANOCA, and Hungarian Olympic Committee President Mr. Krisztián Kulcsár and Secretary General Mr. Bálint Vékássy, the two parties continued ongoing discussions to finalize the launch of a three-week diplomatic training course in Hungary for the leaders of National Olympic Committees in Africa.

Ms. Orsolya Pacsay-Tomassich, PhD, State Secretary for the Hungarian Diplomatic Academy and Stipendium Hungaricum Programme, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Ministry Team were also present during talks. Successfully, after several months of planning and discussions, the parties have agreed upon the joint collaboration parameters. The first cycle is intended to start in April 2022. According to the understanding, two courses are to be held annually, one in English and one in French. The detailed curriculum will be published later.

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