THE 2NDCOORDINATION MEETING TO SUBIMT THE FILE OF ROGANIZING THE 5THISLAMIC SOLIDARITY GAMES IN 2021
The 2ndcoordination meeting was held between the I.S.S.F. and officials from the Ministry of Youth and Sport and officials from the NOC of Turkey.
The meeting was held on 22-23December, 2016 to submit the file of hosting the 5th Islamic Solidarity Games in 2021.
The I.S.S.F. delegation to the meeting was presided by Mr. Faisal Bin Abdulaziz Al-Nassar, Secretary General of I.S.S.F.
The delegation of I.S.S.F. has included the followingmembers (Mr. Saeed Abdulghaffar, deputy Secretary General, Mr. Khalid A. Bin Al Shaykh, General Manager, Mr. Ashraf Sayed Abdullatif, official in charge of the Technical affairs and Mr. Lanny Galikuwa).
From the Turkish side, there was Mr. FarukOzcelik, Undersecretary of Turkish Youth and Sport Ministry, Mr. KamuranOzden, Deputy Undersecretary of Turkish Youth andSport Ministry, Mr. NihatUsta, Turkish Olympic Committee Vice President and Ms. NeseGundogan, Secretary General of the Turkish Olympic Committee.
In the meeting Mr. Ozcelik, welcomed and thanked the I.S.S.F. delegation for their visit to Istanbul and confirmed the distinguished attention of His Excellency the Minister of Youth and Sport in Turkey (i.e. on behalf of the Government of Turkey) to host this important event in 2021 in Turkey and highly emphasized the importance of urging all Islamic Countries to take part in the Games.
Mr. Al-Nassar thanked Mr. Ozcelik and conveyed the greetings of HRH Prince Abdullah Bin Mosaad Bin Abdulaziz and expressed high appreciation and thanks to the Initiative of Turkey, represented by the Ministry of Youth and Sport and the NOC of Turkey for their interest to host the Gamesand praised the standards of sport facilities that he and the I.S.S.F. delegation members have visited. He alsopraised the role of the Government of Turkey to promote sport in its country.
It is worthy mention that among other facilities that the ISSF delegation hasvisited in Istanbul, were (the Olympic Stadium, the Football stadiums, the indoor facilities of Volleyball as well as the Swimming pools).