FIFA lifts Kuwait's 2-year ban from international soccer
Kuwait: Minister of Trade and Industry and Acting Minister of Youth Affairs Khaled Al-Roudhan congratulated on Wednesday the country's political leadership and people on lifting the suspension of Kuwaiti football activity officially by FIFA and welcomed the visit by President of International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) Gianni Infantino to Kuwait.
"I extend my sincere congratulations to His Highness the Amir and his Crown Prince and to the Kuwaiti people on such occasion," the minister said in a press statement.
The minister also recalled the role of senior political leadership support and support throughout the period of endeavors that culminated finally in this national achievement.
"The support and guidance of His Highness the Amir has been a driving force for exerting such tremendous work to resolve this complex issue," Al-Roudhan said adding, "nothing would have been made without the direct support of His Highness the Amir and the support of His Highness the Crown Prince, to reach what we have reached today." Al-Roudhan thanked all those who participated in the efforts to reach this auspicious day for Kuwait and the Kuwaiti people.
He also thanked efforts exerted by Parliament Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim, which were very critical and cannot be ignored, especially the tools and constitutional procedures that have been activated and amended recently, and the adoption of the new sports laws.
Al-Roudhan added that "the tremendous efforts exerted by the Speaker was certainly a uniting efforts along with His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, and his government which went over ever detail step by step until we got back rightfully.
"I would also like to thank the distinguished members of parliament, especially the members of the Youth and Sports Committee, who were keen to reach this result today," Al-Roudhan added.
"The people of Kuwait have the right to rejoice after the lift, we whole heartedly miss being in international competitions, and we hope to see Kuwait's flag back again shining high in the skies of international forums," he said.