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Special Olympics Highlights UAE’s Capacity To Organise International Events: Mansour Al Mansouri
Mansour Al Mansouri, Director-General of the National Media Council, NMC, said that the UAE’s hosting of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, highlights its leading position and its capacity to organise major international events
ABU DHABI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / WAM - 14th Mar, 2019) Mansour Al Mansouri, Director-General of the National Media Council, NMC, said that the UAE’s hosting of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, highlights its leading position and its capacity to organise major international events.
In a statement on the launch of the Special Olympics, Al Mansouri said, "We are proud to host the Games in Abu Dhabi, as the first country in the middle East and North Africa to organise this event, which reflects the leading position of the UAE and its capacity to organise major international events, as well as its support for people of determination."
"The organisation of the Special Olympics in the UAE is taking place under the patronage of the wise leadership, in line with its belief in the importance of enabling people of determination to effectively participate in the community.
Relevant national authorities have provided this precious segment of the community with the appropriate infrastructure and legislation, as per the directives of the wise leadership," he added.
"The media sector has the responsibility to highlight the issues, successes and achievements of people of determination, through producing content that complies with their needs, and raising the awareness of the community about their role in reinforcing their capacities, as well as establishing media platforms that will address their requirements and provide them with advice and guidance," he concluded.
The UAE welcomed more than 7,500 athletes from over 190 nations for Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 between 14th and 21st March. They will compete in 24 officially sanctioned Olympic-style sports in what will be the first World Games to be held in the Middle East.