PM attends opening of Sharm el Sheikh international camel race
Friday، 26 April 2019 - 09:43 AM
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli attended on Thursday the inauguration of the first edition of Sharm el Sheikh international camel race, which is held under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.
The three-day tournament kicked off in the presence of Youth and Sports Minister Ashraf Sobhy, Antiquities Minister Khaled el Anani, Supply Minister Ali el Moselhi and Local Development Minister Mahmoud Shaarawi, along with South Sinai Governor Khaled Fouda.
During his speech, the deputy head of the Arab federation of camels expressed his pleasure over the Egyptian premier's presence on behalf of President Sisi, conveying the greetings of the Saudi government and people to Egypt, said a statement released by the cabinet's media office.
Meanwhile, the South Sinai governor welcomed Madbouli and the heads of the delegations participating in the race, which he said reflects Egypt's capability of organizing major sports events.
Fouda said 16 countries are taking part in the international race, namely Egypt, Saudi Arabia, France, Sudan, Chad, Eritrea, Niger, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Jordan, the UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait and Lebanon.