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Fatah official signs "sports cooperation agreement" with Germany

Headline: “Palestine signs first sports cooperation agreement with Germany”
    "Jibril Rajoub, chairman of the Palestinian Football Association and Peter Beerwerth, Germany’s representative to Palestine Tuesday signed the first bilateral sports cooperation agreement.
The agreement, signed at the Joseph Platter Academy in al-Bireh city, in the central West Bank, comes after a series of meetings held between Rajoub and German sports officials in Germany to examine ways to enhance the sports sector in Palestine.
Rajoub said under the agreement, German sports expert Gert Engels will visit Palestine over the period of two years to assist the association in advancing the football sector. He said the German government will cover all the expenses and fees.
Eagles will focus on the youth. Rajoub described Eagles, 59, as one of the best German sports experts and coaches, who had worked in Japan for 20 years and helped score the highest ranks in Asia.
He said, 'Eagles will be monitoring all administrative, technical and marketing aspects of the management of various competitions, in addition to the new generation of footballers.'
Rajoub said that the Palestinian sports sector has great potentials, which means that Palestine could match at one point European countries.
On the other side, Beerwerth said the signed agreement constitutes one of the most import partnership agreements between Palestine and Germany as countries with friendly ties.
He said, 'We are confident that Palestinian sports will achieve great success in all fields, and when it comes to football in particular.'”
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