Meeting with ANOC President Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah
I hope the cooperation between Belarus and the
Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) will continue to go stronger,
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said as he met with President of the
Association of National Olympic Committees Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah on 5
“Sport is an important
theme today. You, as a member of the IOC, can say a lot about sport. I would
like to thank you for your visit to Belarus. I hope we will meet more often,”
Alexander Lukashenko said.
parties discussed the ways to further enhance the role of the ANOC in the
international Olympic movement. The Belarusian president stressed that the ANOC
may play a bigger role in Olympic decision-making.
Alexander Lukashenko and Sheikh Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed
Al-Sabah also discussed the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, the preparations for the
second European Games that Belarus will host in 2019 and other international
The head of
state stated that Belarus has shown it can organize world-class events and noted
that the ANOC can be more involved in the preparation and conduct of the
For his part, Ahmed
Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah noted that he is happy to have another opportunity to
meet with Alexander Lukashenko and to visit Belarus. He also expressed his
gratitude for the active participation of the Belarusian delegation in the
General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees recently held
in Prague. “It was a very successful event,” the President of ANOC added.