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Vietnam attends virtual meeting of Int’l Military Sports Council in Asia

A Vietnamese delegation attended an online meeting of the International Military Sports Council (CISM) in Asia, which was held on June 29.

It was led by Colonel Bui Hong Quang, Deputy Director of the Department of Military Training under the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army.

In his opening remarks, CISM President Colonel Hervé Piccirillo said the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic poses a major challenge to the holding of military sports, adding that the organisation will stay in touch with member nations to devise a suitable plan in the coming time.

Delegates cast votes online to elect Colonel Mohammad Rezaul Karim of the Bangladesh Armed Forces to represent CISM Asia at the Board of Director.

Outcomes of the virtual meeting will be delivered at the 76th General Assembly of the CISM, slated for June 30 (Vietnam time).

Founded in 1948 in Nice (France), the CISM is one of the largest multidisciplinary organisations in the world. The council organises various sporting events for the armed forces of its 140 member countries and is one of the global sports organisations in which the largest number of disciplines is represented./.