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Netherlands to help Indonesia improve football

English.news.cn   2013-04-22 19:30:16            

JAKARTA, April 22 (Xinhua) -- A senior official at the Dutch football association said here on Monday that the association would team up with Indonesian youth and sports ministry and Indonesian football association of PSSI in developing Indonesian football.

"We are interested in the cooperation. We have set up intense communication with Indonesian embassy in the Netherlands to prepare the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the cooperation for long-term period," Mark Boele, the Dutch association's marketing and sponsorship manager said.

He was in Indonesia regarding the preparation of the Dutch's national football team visit to Indonesia scheduled in June this year.

He added that the Dutch football association had conducted further talks regarding the cooperation with Indonesian Youth and Sports Minister Roy Suryo who visited the Netherlands last week.

Indonesian football association (PSSI) Chairman Djohar Arifin said in the occasion that talks about cooperation with KNVB regarding such a cooperation has been underway since last year.

"We are keen to learn how the Netherlands with such a lesser population is able to produce world-class football players," Djohar said.

Editor: Hou Qiang
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