Nahyan bin Mubarak chairs U-17 World Cup UAE 2013 6th meeting

Nahyan bin Mubarak chairs U-17 World Cup UAE 2013 6th meeting
2013-09-10 13:17:42

WAM ABU DHABI, 10th September, 2013 (WAM) — Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, Chairman of the General Authority of Youth and Sports and Chairman of the Higher Local Organising Committee (LOC) for FIFA U-17 World Cup 2013 in the UAE, has highlighted the keenness of H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor and Honorary President of the UAE Football Association, to overcome any obstacles to ensure the success of this prestigious international football tournament being hosted across the UAE from 17th October to 8th November.

In his statement after yesterday’s 6th meeting of the Higher Local Organising Committee, Sheikh Nahyan re-affirmed that the UAE is capable of successfully hosting the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2013, under the support and directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Their Highnesses, Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates.

He added that the UAE enjoys the confidence of the international community in its ability to organise and host the world’s largest gatherings, re-affirming that the UAE will always work towards hosting important world events, including football championships.

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