Abdul Rahman Al Mutairi

KUWAIT: Kuwait’s Minister of Information, Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Chairman of the Public Authority for Sport (PAS), Abdul Rahman Al Mutairi, affirmed yesterday that tangible and full-fledged measures would be taken to back up sports and overhaul the sector. In a statement to KUNA, Minister Al-Mutairi said the PAS board adopted the general framework of sport professionalism for Kuwaiti athletes, noting dedication of their full time for the sport would nudge them to enhance their performance.

The board has also decided to back up the Kuwaiti players who would partake in the Olympic games, set in Tokyo this summer, in line with instructions by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. Elaborating, Minister Al-Mutairi said the Government would cooperate with the National Assembly to enact required legislations and amend relevant existing laws as part of the approach to support sports, indicating that the government would not intervene in the sector affairs.

Such support will be also granted to coaches, technical and administrative staff, he said. PAS has already started holding meetings with the athletes to sound them out on the new plans, he said, adding that experience of sisterly and friendly countries for rehabilitating the sector Sports would be also examined. Overhauling sports is a collective responsibility that must be shouldered by schools, clubs and the Olympic Committee with support from the PAS, the minister elaborated further. – KUNA