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President of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah meets with the South Korean President Park Geun-hye.
OCA President thanks Korean government after Blue House meeting


15 Apr 2013
Incheon, Korea: The President of the Olympic Council of Asia, H.E. Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah, met with the President of Korea, Park Geun Hye, at the Blue House in Seoul on Monday afternoon. Sheikh Ahmad said that Ms. Park had guaranteed the full support of the Korean government towards Incheon city’s hosting of the 4th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games this June-July and the 17th Asian Games in September-October 2014.

“Her Excellency the President of the Republic gave us the whole support, and for that we give our gratitude and appreciation to the government of Korea for the support they give to the city of Incheon for the success of the Games,” Sheikh Ahmad said during his address at an official dinner in Incheon on Monday evening. “The Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games and Asian Games are two of the most important events for the Asian movement,” he added.
 
“Incheon received the trust of the OCA General Assembly to host the Asian Games and I believe Incheon is delivering on their commitment to the movement, to the youth and to sport. “We are happy and proud to be here with you, not as guests but as a partner, shoulder to shoulder, to work together.” The dinner and fashion show of official uniforms for the 4th AIMAG was to mark the hosting of the 6th OCA-IAGOC Coordination Committee meeting earlier Monday.

The Mayor of Incheon, Song Young Gil, referred to the unstable situation with DPR Korea to the north of the peninsula. “The Korean peninsula seems shrouded by the dark clouds of conflict, something which worries many of us,” he said in his speech. “However, our determination to bring peace is stronger than ever before. President Park Geun Hye has made it clear that this is the time for the trust-building process on the Korean peninsula to begin.

She is committed to overcoming the current crisis through dialogue. “There can be no doubt that realizing peace on the Korean peninsula and in North East Asia is the prerequisite for a peaceful Asia.” Mayor Song added: “Just as the Seoul Olympics helped to tear down the wall of the Cold War, 2.9 million Incheon citizens and I are determined to make the Incheon Asian Games a peace festival to melt down all conflicts in Asia.”
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