Ismail Akkaya – Salif Buyuksamanti/Konya (DHA)
Youth and Sports Minister Mehmet Muharem Kassapoor said, “I believe that what we have done for unity, friendship and brotherhood in the Islamic world, together with the Muslim Solidarity Game, will set an example for the whole world. We will combine the power of sport and build a strong foundation of peace and friendship for future generations.”
The 11th General Assembly of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF) was held in Konya, where the 5th Islamic Solidarity Games were held. The council was attended by Minister of Sports and Youth Mehmet Muharem Kassapol, President of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation and Minister of Sports of Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Faisal of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and representatives of member states. . Commonwealth.
El Faisal: Our goal is to strengthen the Commonwealth
Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, president of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation and Minister of Sports of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, said their goal was to strengthen the federation. Al-Faisal said: I have a unit for that. That’s why we’re beautifying that law to replace it. We have taken several strategic steps both in the Islamic world and internationally. For example, this is why we created the Institutional Commission. This is how we started our corporate activities and were able to proceed like this. At the same time, we became a gaming committee. So these studies done in Konya are even more important. At the same time, I created another committee. It is also a statutory commission. Thus, we reviewed the law and worked with the commission. Thus, we created the required report. At the same time, I established the Athletes Commission. Follow them and improve. Starting today, we will follow the work of the Commission. In this way we can follow the work of this coalition. It’s really important to us. “
Minister Kasapor: We are proud to host the Islamic Solidarity Game
Youth and Sports Minister Mehmet Muharem Kassapol said he was proud to host the Islamic Solidarity Games. Kasapoğlu said: We highly value the sponsorship of an important and meaningful organization such as the Islamic Solidarity Game. is. As organizers of the 5th Islamic Solidarity Game, we take this important mission very seriously. We carry out our work with great enthusiasm and effort. We are here today thanks to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s patronage of the game. As you can see, when we arrived, we were ready for the game in the best of the year in Konya, Turkey,” he said.
Recalling that Konya has the title of Sports Capital of Islamic Countries, Minister Kassapol said: With modern sports facilities and rich cultural music and values, Konya is a city where big clouds and new beginnings open up to realize the goals we want with the Islamic Solidarity Game. A historic center of global sport, Konya has the image of a university and sports city with a strong economy, young population and of course an always attractive local flavor, to meet the expectations of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. The Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation, which organizes international sports organizations in the United States and has the highest representatives, is power in the glory of unity. A special place will be given to him in history.
“It will be a model for the Islamic world.”
Kassapol said unity in the Islamic Solidarity Game would set an example for the whole world. Empowering sports in Turkey. I am also very happy to contribute to the common stock of mankind. Unity is power. Bringing elite athletes, youth and sports enthusiasts to Konya, the 5th Islamic Solidarity Games is a sign of what the Islamic world can achieve as a result of institutional cooperation. We are particularly pleased to see and witness once again cooperation and solidarity at various levels between Member States in the field of sport. We truly believe that the Islamic Solidarity Game will contribute to strengthening this cooperation and solidarity. We are very happy to act with you in all sporting occasions across Turkey, just like the Solidarity Games. I believe that what we have done for the unity, friendship and brotherhood of the Islamic world, along with the Islamic Solidarity Games based on the unity power of sport, will set an example for the whole world and establish strong foundations for peace and Friendship for future generations. “
reaction to israel
Kassapol also responded to Israel’s attacks on Palestine. Kasapoğlu said, “I would like to strongly express the Israeli airstrikes carried out against Gaza on August 5. I would like to state that it is unacceptable that civilians, including children, have lost their lives in the attacks. I would like to express my concern about the escalation of tensions in the region after the attacks, and I hope that the events in question will be put to an end soon before they turn into a new spiral of conflict.”
After the plenary session, Minister Kassapol and Federation President El Faisal signed the Konya 2022 Protocol on Cooperation in Sport Capital of Islamic Countries.