Pyeongchang 2018 have announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), who will provide support for the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in three years' time.
KOICA, a government-funded organisation who help with cooperation programmes for developing nations and who are tasked with implementing South Korea's global aid, will educate volunteers under the World Friends Korea programme to help spread the Pyeongchang 2018 message overseas.
As well as engaging in the promotion of Pyeongchang, the "Youth Supporters for Pyeongchang 2018" will have the chance to be volunteers during the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Currently, KOICA educate around 4,500 volunteers who are sent overseas by the Korean Government, and they will also promote the Games by including Pyeongchang venue tours as part of their fellowships which they offer to officials from visiting nations.
The agreement between KOICA and Pyeongchang 2018 was signed at the Organising Committee's offices in South Korean capital Seoul.
"I believe the diverse activities of KOICA and Korea's young volunteers in developing nations around the world, joined with our New Horizons vision to expand winter sports and spread the spirit of our Games worldwide, can bring great positive energy and momentum for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Games," Pyeongchang 2018 President Cho Yang-ho said.
The MoU was also hailed by KOICA President Kim Young-mok, who praised the agreement as a "significant milestone" for South Korea.
"The cooperation between the two organisations to promote the common prosperity of mankind is a significant milestone," he said.
"Along with the Youth Supporters programme, we will actively endeavour with our supportive partnership for the successful Winter Games in 2018."
Earlier this month, Pyeongchang 2018 signed an MoU with the Korea Environment Corporation, reaching an agreement on three facets that it is claimed will make the Games environmentally friendly.
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