Hafeez Wali Rahimi took up the reins on Sunday as president of the Afghanistan Olympic Committee (AOC) after being elected on Thursday.
Rahimi, whose term will last four years, stressed the need for principles of merit to be upheld and for no discrimination in sports organizations. He also called on all heads of federations and athletes to work for the future of sport.
“We will work with our team with all due diligence to provide all the facilities we have and to serve the country’s sport,” said Rahimi.
“God willing, this election is the end point for all the problems in sport in the country, let’s all work together for sport in the country,” said Bawar Hotak first deputy of the Olympic Committee.
The election was held under the supervision of a senior delegation from the Olympic Council of Asia in Kabul.
Meanwhile, Afghanistan Olympic Committee elected Bawar Hotak as first deputy and Robina Jalali as second deputy for women’s affairs.