MOSCOW, Oct 31 (KUNA) -- President of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and
President of the Association of the National Olympic Committees (ANOC) Sheikh
Ahmad Al-Fahad AL-Sabah met with Russia's Chairman of the State Duma, Sergey
Naryshkin, to discuss national and international sports issues.
ANOC Secretary General, Gunilla Lindberg, told KUNA on Wednesday, Naryshkin
lauded Sheikh Ahmad's visit and his efforts in promoting sports and Olympics
cooperation with the Russian Federation.
He also praised Sheikh Ahmad's endeavors in enhancing ANOC's performance
since the latter assumed its presidency; Naryshkin stressed that Russia has
expressed full readiness to improve sports in all domains to serve athletes
On his part, Sheikh Ahmad praised the Russian sports and what it has to
offer to ANOC to establish it as one of the well-known world sports
organizations. He went on saying that ANOC is fully ready to give technical
support to Russia in hosting the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Game and the 2018
FIFA World Cup.
Sheihk Ahamd also met with Russia's Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko and Mayor
of Moscow Sergey Sobyaninm separately to tackle issues of the same nature.
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