Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Organize Variety of Activities on Sports Day

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will organize at the Diplomatic Club Tuesday a variety of activities on the occasion of the National Sports Day which represents a unique and an unprecedented initiative in the region and the world.

The Ministry’s program will feature various sports including football, volleyball, basketball and tennis, in addition to as well as using exercise machines with help of coaches, horse and camel riding, bicycles, as well as popular games and activities for children.

The Ministry noted that since 2012, the State of Qatar and its embassies abroad have organized programs and sports activities in public squares in various capitals and cities, where there are embassies, consulates and attaches to the State of Qatar, to mark the occasion of the National Sports Day.

The Ministry said that the interest in the Sports Day stems from its awareness of the growing role of sports in building healthy people that can strongly and effectively contribute to the process of development and growth, stressing that sports is one of the most important pillars of Qatar National Vision 2030.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs underlined that the State of Qatar is fully aware that sports diplomacy complements the role of official diplomacy in building bridges of communication and bonds of love between nations, and in deepening social and cultural ties between peoples.

It noted that the State of Qatar’s interest in sports was manifested at its best in the unprecedented initiative in the region and the world launched by the wise leadership in 2011 when an Amiri Decree stating the second Tuesday in February each year to be the National Sports Day and an official holiday, to ensure a wide participation and consolidate the cultures of sports and health lifestyle.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs affirmed that Doha has become, with the testimony of specialists, the world sports capital, after its remarkable success in hosting major sporting events over the past years, adding that this distinguished position will be strengthened by Qatar hosting the largest sporting event, which is the 2022 World Cup.

The Ministry underlined that the State of Qatar continues its preparations to host the 2022 World Cup in accordance with the plans drawn up to organize an exceptional tournament befitting the name of Qatar and makes its squares a hub for football fans from all over the world, and an occasion to introduce the heritage, customs and traditions of the region and explore its ancient culture and its glorious past.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs