Bahrain Olympic Committee general secretary Abdulrahman Askar yesterday vowed to offer all that would contribute to the development of sports in Palestine.
This came during his meeting with Khalid Al Sayyad, head of Palestine’s Olympic football team who are presently holding a training camp in Bahrain.
In this meeting, which was also attended by Bahrain Football Association president Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Askar lauded the strong ties linking the Kingdom of Bahrain with Palestine in all areas, especially sport, and expressed pride for hosting the Palestinian team delegation.
Askar also took this opportunity to congratulate Palestine men’s senior football team on winning the AFC Challenge Cup earlier this year, thus ensuring themselves a place in the AFC Cup next year.
The BOC general secretary also stressed the keenness of sports leaderships in Bahrain to welcome sports delegations from Palestine and provide different ways of support to them, and wished them further progress.
On his part, Al Sayyad extended his appreciation for the Kingdom of Bahrain for its warm welcome and hospitality to the Palestinian delegation, and conveyed the greetings of Gen. Jibril Rajoub, president of the Palestine Olympic Committee and the Palestine Football Association to Bahrain and its Olympic committee.
Al Sayyad said he was pleased with the success of the Palestinian football team camp in Bahrain, and noted the significant development of Bahrain sport at all levels, and hoped for further cooperation between the two parties in this regard.