31st Meeting of GCC Olympic Committees Concludes in Muscat
Regional News 11 April 2019 Arabia Day Newsdesk 0
Photo: Qatar Tribune
The 31st meeting of the Council of Presidents of GCC National Olympic Committees was held in Muscat, Oman on Tuesday.
The meeting was attended by Jassim bin Rashed al Buenain, Secretary- General of the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC).
The meeting approved the formation of the GCC Dispute Resolution Authority to be based in Bahrain. The Authority’s board of directors will include secretaries- general of the GCC Olympic Committees, executive director of the authority and representative of the GCC Secretariat- General.
The meeting, chaired by Sheikh Saif bin Hilal al Hosni, Acting Chairman of Oman Olympic Committee, also congratulated Qatar on winning the title of 2019 AFC Asian Cup held in the United Arab Emirates.
The QOC Secretary -General Jassim al Buenain thanked the officials of the Oman Olympic Committee for hosting the meeting and for their efforts to strengthen the GCC joint action.
Buenain also thanked the presidents and representatives of the GCC Olympic Committees for congratulating Qatar on winning the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.
Another decision of the meeting was the formation of a team including the Oman Olympic Committee and Kuwait Olympic Committee to prepare a vision draft of joint sport cooperation in the GCC countries. On international cooperation, the GCC meeting emphasised the continuation of cooperation in the field of sport between the GCC and both Jordan, and Morocco.
Also in Muscat, Qatar participated in the 32nd meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Committee of Ministers of Youth and Sports.
Minister of Culture and Sports Salah bin Ghanim al Ali led Qatar’s delegation to the meeting.
The meeting discussed the final communique of the 39th session of the GCC supreme council, and 31st meeting of the GCC ministers of youth and sports as well as the recommendations of the 35th meeting of the GCC youth and sports undersecretaries.
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