Manuel Silvério in Mozambique ACOLOP shorten distances 2007-04-18 18:35  MAIGOC

  The president of the Association of the Portuguese-speaking OlympicCommittees (ACOLOP) Manuel Silvério arrived today in Maputo, Mozambique.During his four-day stay in the country, Manuel Silvério will visit sporting entities and local authorities of Mozambique,to achieve the aim of ACOLOP for better understanding of their members’ working environments.On the other hand, the visit paid by Manuel Silvério, also 1stVice-President of the Macau Olympic Committee (MOC), is to strength the relationship between MOC and the MozambiqueOlympic Committee.

  “ACOLOP has always put great emphasis in thestrong relationship between its members, which is also one of our targets during this period ofgreat development for us,” Manuel Silvériostated. “Besides, we also want to help in creating goodconditions in the Sports field of our members’countries and regions. This will only be possible if we know the reality thatis faced by the members of ACOLOP, which is one of thereasons that bring us to Mozambique,”he explained.

  Silvério arrived in Maputo this morning, local time, where he metthe president of the Mozambique Olympic Committee, Marcelino Macome. In thecapital city, the president of ACOLOP will meet today theMinister of Youth and Sports, David Simango. “ACOLOP is a non-governmentalorganization but we have, since the beginning, a great relationship with theauthorities of the countries and regions of our members. This support that hasbeen given to us is very important and all the opportunities to enhance astronger relationship should be considered,” Manuel Silvério remarked.

  Besides the meetings with the MozambiqueMinister, Manuel Silvério will also meet today with the Ambassadorof the People’s Republic of China.During the visit, the president of ACOLOP will also meetthe board of directors of the Mozambique Writers Association and will visitseveral Sports projects. After leaving Maputo,Silvério will be heading to South Africa,where he meet with representatives of the InternationalOlympic Movement.