The President Meets the Minister of Youth and Sports


On Tuesday, January 24, 2023, the President of the Republic of Iraq, Abdullatif Jamal Rashid met with the Iraqi Minister of Youth and Sports Ahmed Al Mubarqa, at the Baghdad Palace.

At the beginning of the meeting, His Excellency President Rashid congratulated the Minister of Youth and Sports on winning the Iraqi national football team Arab Gulf 25th tournament and underlined that Basra's success in organising Arabian Gulf Football Cup (Gulf 25) is a positive sign to improve the situation in Iraq, and it is a reassuring message to the world that Iraqi cities enjoy security and stability after they have suffered from terrorism and violence.

It is vital to establish youth clubs, libraries, entertainment, and sports venues to encourage the youth to practise their hobbies, develop their talents and discover their potential, the President said.

Mr. Al Mubarqa briefed the President about the Ministry's plans to improve sports activities in Iraq and noted that the Ministry of Youth and Sports made tireless efforts on an international level to lift the ban on Iraqi sports clubs.

The Minister also thanked President Rashid for his enthusiasm about the sector and for following the Ministry of Youth and Sports’ work and supporting the sports tournaments and events organised by Iraq.