During his trip to the United Arab Emirates, the IOA President, Mr Isidoros Kouvelos, worked together with Qatar officials on issues related to sports and Olympism.
Mr Kouvelos visited the premises of the NOC of Qatar, he had a meeting with Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, who is the Secretary General of QNOC, and discussed about the implementation of the memorandum of understanding that had been signed by both sides a year ago, during the previous visit of the IOA President in Qatar.
Their discussion focused on the work of the IOA and its role in the development of the Olympic Education. Sheikh Al-Thani mentioned his own vision of sports and of the modern Olympic Movement in Qatar, and also referred to the implementation of Olympic Education programmes based on the IOA model.
Later, Mr Kouvelos had a meeting with the Director of the NOA of Qatar, Mr Ibrahim Khalil Al – Jefairi and other officials of the Academy and exchanged ideas on the actions of the IOA, anticipating closer contact and cooperation.