Ahmad Riaz Taleb, Iraqi Minister of Sports & Youth met with Iranian NOC President.
Tehran, NOC, 27 Jul
2019: Last week on 24th of July, the Iraqi Sports Minister paid a
visit to National Sports, Olympic and Paralympic Museum and sat around the
negotiation table with Dr. Salehi Amiri, NOC President.
Pointing out the
brotherhood between the two countries and highlighting the post war positive
mutual ties; NOC President stated: “Iran NOC and Iran Ministry of Sports &
Youth are working closely without any disputes while both are functioning as
sports apexes in the country; which means, not only we are friends but also
have managed to solve the problems through structural modifications”.
“a decision-making think-tank
has been created entitled -Tokyo 2020 Olympic Preparation Headquarter- through
which both NOC and Sports & Youth Ministry decide on different sports
issues” said the NOC President emphasizing the fruitful cooperation with Iran
Ministry of Sports & Youth.
The Iraqi Sports
Minister also expressed his satisfaction for being in Iran and highlighted the
role of NOC and Sports Ministry for leading to the best results and held: “I am
glad for being among the Iranian brothers. Iraq is honored to benefit from the
management experience in Iranian sports because the results and the
achievements are indicative of an onward breakthrough and promotion. I believe
Iraqi sports have come tumbling down for many years; but, now we have done our
best to save it, to survive the hard days and to prosper”.
Ahmad Riaz Taleb
highlighted that one irritating problem in Iraqi’s sports is that although new individuals
have taken over the position after dictatorship, modifying some rules and
regulations optimizing them is a difficult step that has to be taken.
The Iraqi Sports
Minister also stated: “my colleagues and I have made efforts to amend and
modify the structure focusing on rules, budget and improvement of international
“Iraqi nation and
government have higher potential than what we have at present to expand
cooperation and all 53 Iranian NFs are prepared to share their experience with
their Iraqi counterparts” said Dr. Salehi Amiri while confirming the positive
cooperation with Iraq.