SHARJAH, H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah,on Sunday, received Antonio Espinos, President of the World Karate Federation,WKF, at the Ruler's office, in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Salem Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah.

H.H. the ruler of Sharjah stressed Sharjah's keenness to improve the individual sports and self-defense, and provide the appropriate environment for athletes to develop their skills.

During the meeting, the two sides exchanged talks on the various sports issues, highlighting Sharjah's interest in providing the appropriate environment for several athletes to develop their skills ,especially in international and regional championships.

Sheikh Sultan Al Qasimi underscored the importance of investing continuously in developing sports capacities and competencies of the Emiratis, who constantly work to accomplish the global achievements and raise the UAE flag in various international events, strengthening the UAE's position in international sports competitions through numerous remarkable developments in various forums.

For his part, Antonio Espinos has lauded Sharjah's efforts to support various sporting arenas, stressing on the emirate's commitment and hard work in the development of individual sports, praising the quite exceptional success of the West Asian Karate Championship in Sharjah.

Source: Emirates News Agency