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Historic meeting of the AAJST and AEJeST delegations in Barcelona, Spain on Monday June 21, 2022

Updated: Jul 5, 2022

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Some images of the working session of June 21, 2022 AAJST and AEJeST at INFEC, Barcelona

At the INEFC (National Institute of Physical Education of Catalonia), a historic meeting took place between the AAJST (African Association of Traditional Games and Sports) and the AEJeST (The European Association of Traditional Games and Sports) , under the aegis and active participation of this great scientific institution and other international organizations including UNESCO, TOCATI, ITSGA and many others.

At the end of the work of the said meeting, a memorandum of understanding was signed by the parties in several areas specifying our collaboration.

It is :

  • Education

  • Training

  • Research

  • Conferences

  • festivals

  • Forums and other sporting, cultural and recreational activities around traditional games and sports and all its values.

Led by Mr Rashidi Salumu Joseph, president of the AAJST and Mr Pere Lavega president of the AEJeST, these two delegations and all the participants warmly welcomed this feat.

These two major European and African representations are in search of the enhancement, promotion, popularization and safeguarding of their common tangible and intangible cultural heritage in the service of peace, living together, social cohesion, development, inter -culturality and the transmission of the values of these traditional games and sports to future generations.

We therefore invite the various African institutions including the African Union mainly, the heads of state, the various African universities, the daughters and sons of Africa, of good will, the public and private companies to accompany us in this project. which resembles us and brings us together since the dawn of time.


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