DOHA, February 28, 2016-The Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) organised a Sports Day for Diplomats at its winter camp at the Sealine Beach in Mesaieed on Saturday.
Officials from different embassies along with their family members, participated in football, basketball, volleyball, table tennis and billiards competitions. Fun activities for children were also held.
Ibrahim Yousif Abdullah Fakhro, Director of Department of Protocol at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs lauded the event.
“We used to come to the QOC Winter Camp and in each year we find new additions in regard to the numbers of sports and the participating embassies.” he said.
Chinese Ambassador to Qatar Li Chen applauded the initiative.
“I thank the QOC for organising such a wonderful event. It provided members of the diplomatic community and their families in Qatar with an opportunity to indulge in health activities in a friendly environment.” he said.
The Chinese Ambassador also thanked the Department of Protocol at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for its contributions to such an event.
Vietnamese Ambassador to Qatar Nguyen Hoang said that he enjoyed the activities.
“This is the first time I’ve taken part in an event that brings together people from so many different regions and cultures. I enjoyed the outing as it gave me a break from my daily official routine. I hope more such programmes will be organised in the years to come,” he added.
Izhaq Al Hashimi, Acting Head of the QOC Activities Section stressed that the event featured the participation of 26 embassies.