Saudi Arabia on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with India to promote yoga in Saudi Arabia. The MoU will pave the way for the establishment of yoga courses in the kingdom, reported Arab News.
The MoU was signed between the Saudi Ministry of Sports’ Leaders Development Institute and the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga affiliated with India’s Ministry of Ayush.
The signing ceremony, held in Riyadh, coincided with International Yoga Day observed on June 21.
The MoU was signed by Indian Ambassador Dr. Ausaf Sayeed and Abdullah Faisal Hammad, director of Leaders Development Institute of the Saudi Sports Ministry.
With the signing of the MoU, yoga has been formally recognised in the country as an important sports activity by Saudi Arabia’s ministry of sports.