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HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad directs to boost sports tourism

July 28, 2022

Manama, July 27 (BNA): First Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, General Sports Authority (GSA) Chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee President, His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, has directed to revitalise sports tourism, through developing a joint action plan between GSA and the Ministry of Tourism.

HH Shaikh Khalid stressed the need for more coordination and cooperation in order to launch more sports programmes, host championships, sports conferences and exhibitions, as well as hold international matches, as the best means to stimulate sports tourism, which will support the national economy and highlight the kingdom’s bright image and progress march.

HH Shaikh Khalid made the statements while receiving at his Al-Wadi Palace today the Minister of Tourism, Fatima bint Jaffar Al-Sairafi, in the presence of the GSA Deputy Chairman, HH Shaikh Salman bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, and CEO, Dr. Abdulrahman Askar.

HH Shaikh Khalid congratulated the minister on the precious royal trust bestowed upon her by appointing her to her post, wishing her every success in carrying out the tasks entrusted to her to the fullest.

Minister Al-Sairafi expressed her thanks and appreciation to HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad for his directives and support for the Tourism Ministry’s initiatives.

She underlined the importance of sports tourism in promoting the kingdom’s tourism sector, in accordance with the 2022-2026 Tourism Strategy.