Iran, Hungary vow to expand sports coop.

TEHRAN, Nov. 9 (MNA) – Iranian Ambassador to Hungary Gholam Ali Rajabi Yazdi and President of the Hungarian Volleyball Federation Ferenc Kovács met on Thursday and conferred over expansion of sports ties.

During the meeting held in Budapest, the two sides stressed the need for expansion of comprehensive ties, especially in the field of volleyball, regarding the two countries’ high ranks among the world’s volleyball teams.

During the meeting, Rajabi Yazdi submitted an invitation from President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Volleyball Federation Ahmad Ziaei to the Hungarian official.

He also highlighted the importance of organizing joint meetings and exchanging referees and players between the two federations.

Kovács, for his part, hailed the close relations between Iran and Hungary and expressed hope that the two sides will boost sports cooperation, especially in the field of volleyball.

The Hungarian official welcomed the invitation to visit Iran, and expressed his country’s readiness to host the Iranian volleyball team.

The official noted that the Hungarian federation eyes expanding ties with Iran through signing documents.

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