Qatar’s diplomatic missions celebrate National Sport Day
February 12 2019 05:48 PM
The Embassy of the State of Qatar in London, UK celebrate Qatar National Sport Day at Lee Valley Ath
The Embassy of the State of Qatar in London, UK celebrate Qatar National Sport Day at Lee Valley Ath


Qatar's diplomatic, consular and representative missions abroad organised various sporting events on the occasion of Qatar Sport Day amid great participation and interest.

In Austria's capital Vienna, Qatar's embassy organised sport events to highlight importance of sport and its positive impact on the life of the citizen.

Acting charge d'affaires Abdullah bin Nasser al-Fahid, diplomats and staff of the embassy and several UN staff participated in the events.

The programme included several sport activities, including football, basketball, volleyball and other sport competitions.

In Accra, Gnana, the embassy's event included football matches.

The event was attended by Qatar's ambassador Mohamed bin Ahmed al-Humaid, embassy staff and their families, a number of staff of the Qatar Charity and students of the Language Institute.

At the end of the ceremony, al-Humaid presented a trophy to the winning team.

In Beijing, China, the embassy event was attended by ambassador Sultan bin Salmeen al-Mansouri, diplomats and embassy staff, Qatari students studying at Chinese universities in Beijing and members of the Qatargas office in Beijing.

In a speech, the ambassador stressed the importance of the Sport Day, which reflects the awareness of the State and its leaders about the importance of consolidating the values of sport in society to build a healthy and vibrant society.

He said Qatar seeks to a global sport hub and with the country hosting the World Cup in 2022, authorities have spared no effort to support sports at all levels in the belief that sport educates young people and generations and builds a healthy and vibrant society.

In Canberra, Australia, the embassy's activities were attended by diplomatic and administrative staff as well as a number of citizens and Arab communities.

The activities included football, swimming and other sports.

In the Philippines capital Manila, the embassy activities included women's football, volleyball and other sports events.

In Bandar Seri Begawan, in Brunei, ambassador Jassim bin Ali al-Obaidly participated in the embassy activities along with diplomats and embassy staff.

The events included various sports including horseback riding, hiking and football.

In Ashgabat, Qatar's ambassador to Turkmenistan Khalifa bin Ahmed al-Suwaidi participated in the activities along with a number of athletes.

The events included a football match and cycling.

In Hong Kong, the Consulate General organised several activities which were attended by the diplomatic staff.

In Kuala Lumpur, Qatar's ambassador to Malaysia Fahad bin Mohamed Kafood, deputy director of Protocol Department at Malaysian Foreign Ministry Wan Zaidi Wan Abdullah, a number of Malaysian Foreign Ministry staff, ambassadors and representatives of Arab and foreign missions attended the events which included recreational games, football and badminton.

In Hanoi, Vietnam, the Qatar embassy staff and a number of Vietnamese citizens participated in the event.

In Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, the embassy events were attended by ambassador Ibrahim bin Mohamed al-Abdullah, members of the embassy and a number of professors and students of Tajik universities.

In a speech, the ambassador stated that Qatar's goal behind the Sport Day is to promote sport and make it a way of life.

In Astana, Kazakhstan, ambassador Ahmed bin Ali al-Tamimi and members of the embassy participated in the events which included walking, jogging, and other games and exercises.

In Naypyidaw, Myanmar, acting charge d'affaires Mansour bin Mubarak al-Khayarin, a number of Myanmar officials and heads of diplomatic missions, as well as embassy staff and their families participated in the events.

In N'Djamena, Chad, acting charge d'affaires Hamad bin Masoud al-Otaibi, embassy staff and friends attended the activities.

In Greek capital Athens, ambassador Abdulaziz Ali al-Naama, a number of officials of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, athletes and sport and cultural officials in Greece attended the activites.

The events included a football match between a veteran Greek football team and a number of diplomats.

The embassy distributed souvenirs to the participants and thanked the Greek football team for their participation.

In Islamabad, Pakistan, the embassy events were attended by Qatar's ambassador Saqr bin Mubarak al-Mansouri and members of the embassy and local officials.

The events included walking, a football match, and a number of games and group contests.

In Bangkok, Qatar's ambassador to Thailand Sheikh Jassim bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, members of the embassy, the Medical Office, and Qatargas liaison office, in addition to the Qatar Airways regional office in Bangkok and some members of the Arab embassies attended the events.

In Seoul, ambassador Mohamed Abdullah al-Duhaimi, and embassy staff participated in the events which included walking, football, basketball and volleyball.

Last updated: February 12 2019 09:27 PM

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