Abdullah bin Salem receives Special Olympics World Games, Sri Lankan delegations

Tue 13-03-2018 20:06 PM

SHARJAH, 13th March, 2018 (WAM) — H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Salem bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, on Tuesday afternoon received the delegation of the Organising Committee for the Special Olympics World Games and the Sri Lankan delegation to the Special Olympics Regional Games at the Ruler’s Office.

Sheikh Abdullah welcomed the members of the two delegations and highlighted the efforts made by Sharjah on the directives of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, to support people with disabilities according to pre-drawn plans and a firm strategy that the emirate adopted a long time ago.

Sheikh Abdullah praised the great efforts of Sheikha Jameela bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Director-General of Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services, and the city’s various activities, which contributed to providing a special place for people with disabilities to facilitate their integration into society.

Stressing Sharjah’s continuous efforts to support all the activities of people with disabilities, Sheikh Abdullah noted that Sharjah has been relentlessly working hard to successfully host the 2019 International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation, IWAS, World Games.

Sheikh Abdullah wished the Sri Lankan delegation a good stay and good luck in the competitions to be hosted by the emirate of Sharjah from 17th to 22nd March.

Peter Weller, Executive Director of the Abu Dhabi Olympic Games (2019), thanked Sheikh Abdullah for the warm hospitality, pointing to Sharjah’s unremitting efforts to support and promote people with disabilities in various fields, especially sports.

Several senior officials from Sharjah and members of the Sri Lankan delegation were present at the meeting.

WAM/Hazem Hussein/Hassan Bashir

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