Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 7, 2020: The President of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee (SAOC), HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, and the President of United Through Sports (UTS), Mr Stephan Fox, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Tuesday, October 6.

The MoU, which will run for two years, was signed at the SAOC President’s office at the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Olympic Complex in Riyadh and is a step to contribute to the development of humankind as well as the promotion and development of sport and youth locally and around the world,

The MoU also promotes information-sharing, including academic and professional resources and documents, and additional events hosted by both parties.

Both parties will jointly establish a working team to carry out the cooperation projects as defined under this MoU.

HRH Prince Abdulaziz said: “The memorandum aims to promote and develop an active lifestyle and sports, exchange information, resources and academic and professional documents, participate in various events hosted by the two parties and develop practical relations between them.

“The signing of the memorandum comes in the belief of the importance of strengthening cooperation between the two sides in the areas of common interests, developing sports and the youth development movement locally and around the world, and implementing programmes and activities that help spread the culture of sports in Saudi society in a way that contributes to advancing the sports sector forward in accordance with the Kingdom’s 2030 vision.”

Mr Fox added: “Now, more than ever, we must stand in unity and solidarity with a united mission for the youth. We must promote inclusion, equality, non-discrimination and peace. 

“On the United Through Sports platform, Every Body is equal. United through the power of sports we shall create opportunity, give hope and bring smiles to our youth. I look forward to working with the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee and can only echo the words of His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal. We are serious about sport and we are serious about the future.”  

United Through Sports is an alliance of many organisations working together through sports to bring unity and peace to an often-divided world. It is recognised by the IOC, Sport Accord and the Global Association of International Sports Federations, among others.