The Prime Minister of Jordan, H.E Dr. Bisher Al-Khasawneh received today (Thursday) Dr. Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and delegates on their two-day visit to the Kingdom.
The meeting was attended by H.E Nasser Al-Shraideh, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, H.E. Dr. Nawaf Al Tal, Minister of State for Government Follow-up and Coordination and Mohammad Al Nabulsi, Minister of Youth. During the meeting, the Prime Minister stressed Jordan's eagerness to strengthen existing relations with the IOC and to support sports projects and programmes in Jordan.
The Prime Minister also highlighted the Government's interest, under the direction of HM King Abdullah II, in the youth sector and to enhance their participation in various fields, highlighting that sport is an effective tool in strengthening social ties and togetherness.
H.E Al-Khasawneh emphasised that the Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC), headed by HRH Prince Feisal Bin Al Hussein, seeks to provide
opportunities for Jordanian youth to participate in international competitions and the Olympic Games.
Dr. Thomas Bach underlined that his visit to Jordan and countries in the region aims to strengthen relations with the IOC’s member states and to support sport and youth programmes in their countries.