Culture and Youth Minister receives Arab athletes

ABU DHABI, 29th October 2015 (WAM) — Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development on Thursday received Arab athletes and delegations from the Arab University Sports who concluded the first Arab university indoor sports championship, which was held for five days in Abu Dhabi under his patronage.
During the meeting, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak, who is also chairman of the UAE’s General Authority for Youth and Sports Welfare and the Arab University Sports Federation, stressed on the importance of sports for strengthening ties between the Arab youth.
He also noted that under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE supports university sports and participates in all regional and international events based on its strong belief in the a sound-mind-in-a-sound-body lifestyle and in sports as an effective tool for achieving peace and close relations between the world’s peoples and nations.
Sheikh Nahyan visitors included senior officials of the Arab University Sports Federation and local sports bodies.