In an interview with public news channel M1, Romanian Minister of Sports Károly Eduárd Novák said he had always considered Hungary a partner and believed Romania could learn a lot from its north-western neighbor.
Novák, a Paralympic gold medallist in pursuit cycling, said Romanian politicians should also welcome Hungary’s support of sports projects in Transylvania. “I will always support these kinds of projects, because they are good and they are about the people who live there,” Novák said. Since taking office last year, he added, he had elevated sports to a level where the Romanian government had now recognised its importance. Novák emphasized the importance of the year ahead, saying certain strategies he had implemented needed to come to fruition in 2022. Romania is also expected to pass a new sports law and plans to reform coach training in the country, he said.
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