Sheikh Salman renews support to sports activities

Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah
Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah

KUWAIT, June 5 (KUNA) — Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah on Sunday reiterated the government’s support to the local and international sports organizations.
“We will continue to back Kuwait’s sports, and international organizations’ independency, laws, and decisions,” Sheikh Salman told reporters on the sidelines of an honoring ceremony held for the outstanding workers of youth ministry.
Meanwhile, the minister expressed his disappointment toward the “unfair” suspension imposed on Kuwait by FIFA and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) last year without making investigation or consideration of the country’s historic place at regional and international arenas.
Kuwait has taken all legal and technical measures to protect its athletes after the imposed ban, he said, expressing the country’s faith in the Olympic charter and athletes’ rights in taking part in international and regional events, including the forthcoming 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Kuwait would not take part in any sports event without its flag hoisted high among participating countries, Sheikh Salman said, stressing the importance of moving on with enhancing and improving the sports movement in the country despite all obstacles and difficulties. (end) fn.tb.ma