VP discusses sports development with minister, association officials

Vice President Faisal Naseem has discussed ways to further develop the sports sector at a meeting held Monday at the President’s Office. The meeting was attended by Ahmed Mahloof, the Minister of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment and senior officials of sporting associations.

The President's Office said the Vice President highlighted achievements made by Maldivian athletes over the past year and applauded and thanked the incredible effort of all athletes and civil society. Emphasising the Administration’s commitment to promoting healthy lifestyles and sports, the Vice President stated that it was one of the Administration’s central policies, said the President's Office.

The Vice President spoke about the role of civil society organisations, especially sports clubs and associations, in promoting and creating awareness on issues related to social welfare. He further urged for the support of civil society organisations towards this end.

The meeting also featured extensive deliberations on ways to develop the sports sector and address the challenges faced by the athletes and relevant organisations. Discussions were also held about seeking the input of sporting associations in strengthening the physical education curriculums of schools, said the President's Office.