Posted on March 02, 2017
Taha Sulaiman Al Kishry, president of the Arab Swimming Federation and chairman of the GCC swimming organizing committee, said Qatar always works to deepen Gulf bonds and cooperation among GCC peoples, particularly in sports such as swimming.
Speaking to QNA on the sidelines of Doha's hosting of the Gulf swimming championship, Al Kishry said Qatar has revived the Gulf swimming championship, adding that all the participants are enjoying a distinguished hospitality by the Qatar Swimming Association and the tournament's organizing committee, which, he said, are offering all kinds of facilitations and are removing all difficulties so that the championship would continue to play an important role for Gulf swimmers.
He extended thanks to Qatar and the Qatar Swimming Association for accepting to host the championship thanks to Doha's legacy in staging continental and global sporting events. He added that delights all participant swimmers because they will compete at world-class facilities that will encourage them to play at their best. He re-congratulated Qatar for winning the right to host the 2023 World Aquatics Championship, saying that it will be long remembered by swimmers.
Al Kishry added that hosting such an event is not just a big achievement for the Gulf region but also for Asia, noting that the Qatar Swimming Association has worked hard and gained substantial experience by hosting continental and global tournaments, which helped it win the trust and respect of the international swimming governing body FINA.