On 25th November 2019, the ISSF Secretary General Mr. Mohammed S. AL-GARNAS met with the President of the International Tent Pegging Federation (ITPF) HH Sheikh Mohammed Issa AL FAIRUZ at the ITPF Headquarters in Oman.
The meeting was attended by Mr. Abdulaziz AL-DALLAK the ISSF Treasurer, Brigadier Staff General Yusuf bin Ali Al Hoti Executive Vice President of ITPF and Mr. Haitham bin Mohammed Al- Lawati Secretary General of ITPF.
At the beginning of the meeting, Mr. AL-GARNAS conveyed the greetings of the ISSF President HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki AL-FAISAL.
However, during the meeting, the nature of this sport (Tent Pegging) was explained & the following facts were touched on:
– Information about the establishment of the “International Tent Pegging Federation” (ITPF),
– The 38 Member Countries of (ITPE),
– The fact that this sport (Tent Pegging) is one of the Islamic deep-rooted sport, &
– The interest of (ITPF) to include this sport in the programs of Islamic Solidarity Games.
During the meeting, however, coordination has been made to sign a “Memorandum of Understanding” between the two organizations (ISSF & ITPF) to introduce / spread this sport in Muslim Countries.
The full readiness of (ITPF) to provide all technical and logistic assistance to the countries interested to launch this sport in their areas has been highlighted.
At the end of the meeting, souvenirs were exchanged between the two parties, and then the ISSF delegation attended one of the local competitions of (Tent Pegging) and took part in presenting Prizes to the winners.