Iraqi Vice President Nuri al-Maliki called on the Ministry of Youth and Sports to continue supporting sports and national teams in order to preserve Iraq’s distinct position in the continental arena.

Al-Maliki stressed during his meeting in his official office today with the former national football player Captain Adnan Dergal in the presence of Undersecretary of the Ministry of Sports and Youth Essam Al-Diwan, the need to pay attention to the initiatives aimed at motivating all members of the community to positive practices that consolidate the highest principles and values and promote sport.

In a statement by his media office, he praised the performance of Captain Adnan Dergal during his football career and his efforts with his teammates in the national team, and raising the name of Iraq and winning the championships in international forums.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency