DOHA: Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani discussed yesterday with Kuwait’s Minister of Commerce and Industry and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Khaled Al-Roudhan relations between the two countries in youth and sports fields. During his meeting with Sheikh Tamim, Al-Roudhan conveyed greetings from His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, along with his best wishes of good health and happiness to the Qatari Amir, who asked Al-Roudhan to relay his salutes to His Highness the Amir.
Moreover, Kuwaiti officials accompanying Minister Al-Roudhan expressed sincere gratitude and appreciation to Sheikh Tamim for support extended by Qatar to Kuwait in the field of sports, which contributed to lifting FIFA’s suspension against Kuwait Football Association, last month.
The Kuwaiti delegation included Director General of the Public Authority for Sports Dr Humoud Fulaiteh, Deputy Director General for Construction and Maintenance at the Public Authority for Sports Sheikh Humoud Mubarak Al-Sabah, President of the Kuwaiti Football Association Sheikh Ahmad Al-Yousef Al-Sabah and Deputy President of Kuwait Football Association Sheikh Fawaz Mishal Al-Sabah, in addition to a number of senior officials and sports figures.
Al-Roudhan held talks with Qatari Minister of Culture and Sports Salah Al-Ali on issues of joint interest. In a statement to KUNA as he emerged from the meeting, Minister Al-Roudhan said his talks with Minister Al-Ali dealt with means of boosting cooperation between the two countries as they prepared for upcoming sports events. The Kuwaiti-Qatari talks touched on cooperation for organizing training courses, holding diverse activities, promoting the sector in the two countries in a manner that would solidify the bilateral relations.
Minister Al-Roudhan added that he discussed with the Qatari official plans to activate youth role, guiding them for constructive investment in time and encouraging the talented in sports and youth sectors. – KUNA