HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports and President of Bahrain Olympic Committee chaired a meeting with officials in the sports and youth sector via video call to implement the directives of HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, His Majesty the King’s Representative for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, National Security Advisor, President of the Supreme Council for Youth to implement the precautionary measures for coronavirus (COVID-19) in line with the Coordinating Committee’s recommendations.
The meeting was attended by many leading figures in the sports and youth area, including HE Shaikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, HE Mr Aymen bin Tawfiq, Minister of Youth and Sports, HE Dr Abdulrahman Sadiq Askar, Assistant Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, HE Mr Mohammed Hassan Al Nusf, Secretary-General of Bahrain Olympic Committee and Mr Mohammed Hamad Al Ajmy, Advisor to the President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports.
In the beginning, HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa expressed utmost thanks and appreciation to the officials for their efforts in implementing the precautionary measures to combat the pandemic.
“In the beginning, I would like to value the efforts being exerted by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier to tackle the spread of the coronavirus. HRH the Crown Prince has been working tirelessly to ensure the safety and health of all the citizens and residents in the Kingdom of Bahrain by denying the virus from spreading. Thanks to HRH’s works Bahrain has been placed among the leading countries in fighting this virus,” HH Shaikh Khalid said.
“We will maintain our efforts to implement HH Shaikh Nasser’s directives and instructions to cement all the measures taken to protect the society from this virus and raise awareness of this disease among everyone in the Kingdom of Bahrain,” HH Shaikh Khalid added.
Moreover, HH Shaikh Khalid hailed the response made by the sportspeople in Bahrain with the execution of the precautionary measures, stating: “It’s the responsibility of everyone to ensure such measures are implemented. We have to show unity and solidarity in those circumstances.”
Furthermore, HH Shaikh Khalid praised the decision of the International Olympic Committee to adjourn the Olympic Games until the summer of 2021, valuing the approval of Japan’s government to this step.
From their side, the officials hailed the constant follow-up of HH Shaikh Khalid to all the updates regarding battling the spread of COVID-19.