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Nahyan bin Zayed chairs 1st meeting of Higher Organising Committee of 2019 AFC Asian Cup

posted on 02/07/2015: 1905 views

H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council and Chairman of Higher Organising Committee of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, extended greetings to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Supreme Council Members, Their Highnesses Rulers of the Emirates on the occasion of the Holy Month of Ramadan, wishing further development to the UAE under the umbrella of the wise leadership as well as peace and welfare to the Arab and Islamic nations.

This came when Sheikh Nahyan chaired the 1st meeting of Higher Organising Committee of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup yesterday in the presence of members of the committee.

Sheikh Nahyan brought to attention that preparations for organising the first AFC in the UAE, are aimed to position the country among the developed countries. The organising committee gives utmost priority to harnessing and utilising all possible capabilities and potentials which would contribute to continuing successes of the UAE in the field of organising international and continental championships and events.

He added that the organising committee has set the ground to begin preparations to host the tournament. It was also briefed on various ways of contributing towards achieving performance harmony as well as organising efforts which translate UAE's partnership with international sports federations including Asian Football Confederation.

He also reiterated that organising 2019 AFC Asian Cup was a matter of huge importance for the UAE as well as an occasion "to express our pride and gratitude" to the wise leadership and its generosity towards developing sports.

Sheikh Nahyan underscored that hosting and organising international and continental championships and the expertise that is gathered in this way play an important role in positioning the UAE among the countries which have an effective presence in the area of sports. – Emirates News Agency, WAM -


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