In conjunction with the 3rd ISSF International Solidarity World Ranking Archery Championships, HE Mr. Zahid Ahsan Russel State Minister for Youth and Sports of Bangladesh met, in his office in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Sunday 24 February 2019, with Mr. Mohammed S. Al-Garnas the ISSF Secretary General, with attendance of Mr. Abdulaziz Bin S. Al-Dallak the ISSF Treasurer, Mr. Tom Dielen the General Secretary of World Archery, and Mr. Kazi Rajib Uddin Ahmed Chapol the ISSF Executive Board Member and Bangladesh Archery Federation (BAF) Secretary General.
HE Mr. Russel praised the efforts exerted by the ISSF to organize this edition of Championships organized for the third year in a row in the beautiful city of Dhaka. He also emphasized the important role played by the ISSF to develop sports in Islamic Countries.
Mr. Russel added “we are looking forward to further cooperation with the ISSF, in all fields related to the Youth and Sports”.
For his part, the ISSF Secretary General Mr. Al-Garnas expressed his pleasure of the keen interest of HE Mr. Russel to meet the delegation, to discuss ways of future cooperation with the ISSF, and to discuss the development of archery sport for the coming years.
Mr. Al-Garnas underlined that based on the full support paid by the Government of Saudi Arabia, the ISSF was able to assist both the Organizing Committee of the series of championships and the participating countries, so that championship became one of the World Ranking Archery Championships, especially as Bangladesh is a candidate for hosting the 2023 World Archery Youth Championships.