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Ahmed bin Mohammed meets with President of the French National Olympic and Sports Committee

07 Dec, 2021

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the UAE National Olympic Committee (NOC) today met with Brigitte Henriques, President of the French National Olympic and Sports Committee, at Expo 2020 Dubai.

During the meeting held at the French Pavilion at Expo 2020, His Highness was briefed about exhibits that promote the Summer Olympic Games 2024 scheduled to be held in Paris. He also learned about preparations for the event which is returning to Paris after 100 years. Paris last hosted the Olympics in 1924.

During the meeting, the two leaders explored ways to boost bilateral cooperation to support the Olympic movements in both nations and enhance the performance of athletes.

Henriques explained to His Highness the city’s commitment to organise an Olympic Games that upholds the principles of sustainability through a series of initiatives aimed at reducing gas emissions, among others. His Highness also commended the UAE’s target to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

The meeting was attended by Mohammed bin Sulayem, Secretary-General of the UAE National Olympic Committee; Azza bint Suleiman, Assistant Secretary General of the National Olympic Committee for Administrative and Financial Affairs ; Laurence Fischer, French Ambassador for Sport, and Jean-Pierre Siutat, Vice President of the French National Olympic and Sports Committee, in charge of International Relations.

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