At the opening ceremony of the 10th General Assembly held on last Monday 20th November 2017 in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and headed by ISSF Senior Vice President Col. Hamad Kalkaba MALBOUM, the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) H.E. Dr. Yousef A. Al-Othaimeen delivered a speech in which he extended sincere thanks and appreciation to the Custodian of the two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, to the Crown Prince H.R.H Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense and to the Government of Saudi Arabia for supporting the ISSF out of their belief in the important role played by the ISSF in serving and supporting the youth in the Islamic Countries.
Dr. Al-Othaimeen praised the role of ISSF in improving the state of youth in the OIC Member States and developing sports in these countries.
He also emphasized on the importance of cooperation between the institutions active in the field of youth and sport in our Islamic Nation, especially those organizations that are promoting brotherhood and solidarity among the Muslim youth and sportspeople.
At the end of his speech, Dr. Al-Othaimeen, thanked all of the General Assembly members attending the meeting and ISSF Executive Board members for their response and fruitful interaction to ensure pushing forward the work process at the ISSF. He wished them all the success and thanked the ISSF General Secretariat and staff members for the good preparation and organization of the meeting.