Swedish skaters dressed in Qatari colours performed on an ice rink at King’s Garden Park in Stockholm on Tuesday to join Qatar’s celebration of National Sport Day (NSD), according to Swedish ambassador Ewa Polano.
“The Qatari flag was shown on the ice, and that confirms that Stockholm also honours National Sport Day,” Polano said in a statement.
“Qatar’s initiative and strong tradition to celebrate a National Sport Day is an excellent example for the rest of the world. There are several messages from Qatar to the global community in this celebration.
“Qatar is a strong ‘Sport Nation’, where sport is a vital part of its nation building but also even more important it clearly signals the promotion of a healthier lifestyle. We all need that. I therefore salute and congratulate Qatar and its great people.
“I saw a photo showing how my dear and great colleague Qatar's ambassador to Sweden Sheikha Moza al-Thani, together with the director general for Mena Affairs at the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs ambassador Ann Dismorr, watching the ice skating on National Sport Day celebrated in our capital Sweden. It fills my heart with joy how sport, friendship, and diplomacy bring Sweden and Qatar closer and closer in our bilateral relations.”
Polano added the embassy of Sweden in Doha joined other embassies in celebrating NSD at the Diplomatic Club under the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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