RIYADH: The Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF) held its 10th General Assembly on last Monday, 2nd Rabiaa Al-Awal 1439 (Hijra calendar), corresponding to 20th November 2017 in Riyadh, the Capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The elections of a new Executive Board for the term of (2017 – 2021) were held during the 10th ISSF General Assembly meeting.
At the opening ceremony, 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.
The meeting was attended by H.R.H Prince Talal bin Badr bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Chairman of the Union of Arab National Olympic Committees, Mr. Abdulilah Saad Al Dallak Vice President of the Saudi General Sports Authority, Dr. Obaid Saif Al Hajri, the Director of ISESCO Regional Office in Sharjah, Mr. Mohamedousalelem Bouka Director General of the Islamic Broadcasting Union, Mr. Elmaddin Mehdiyev, Director of Cabinet of the Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation (ICYF-DC), and Dr. Mohamed Abdel Hamid Bilal, Vice-Dean of Graduate Studies and Research (Faculty of Physical Education), and representatives of the delegation of the Istanbul 2021 5th Islamic Solidarity Games.