FIA: FIA Vice–President Nasser Bin Khalifa Al Attiyah confirmed to withdraw from upcoming FIA elections
Doha, Nov 2nd – FIA Vice-President Mr. Nasser Bin Khalifa Al Attiyah confirmed his will to withdraw the position of FIA Vice–President for the second period, as the current period will be finish at the beginning of the coming Dec. 2017, the election is scheduled to be at FIA headquarter in Paris. In his statement , Al Attiyah said that
after prolonged consultations with Mr. Jean Todt -FIA President, I asked him to excuse me for not entering the election race for the position of FIA Vice President, despite the hard resistance shown by the president , but finally he accepted my request for not entering the election for the renewal.
Al-Attiyah said that “after 4 years in this position as FIA vice president – MENA – I would like to thank FIA president Mr. Jean Todt for understanding my wish and accepting my request to resign the upcoming election for the second period, also I would like to thank his full team for the high sense of co-operation shown during the last 4 years and the hard work, by which we managed to set out the main guidelines and the future strategy for motor sport in MENA.
Al Attiyah explained that the position of FIA vice president for MENA has given him the chance to form strong relationships with all of the heads and presidents of the region clubs and federations, only a few days are left for the expiry of the current period, but these strong relationships will exist forever, Al attiyah said.
“It’s considered one of the most important gains I have attained during the current period, I repeat it once more that all facilities are available, but the hard work and sincere efforts based on the mutual trust are needed to have positive results, today we have good experiences and skilled Arab & Gulf manpower capable of having a good position in FIA, which would make us absolutely proud of such a thing”.
Al Attiyah concluded that today every one became completely aware of the achievements scored during the last 4 years and the great progress that motor sport has achieved in our region either technically or administratively, due to the numerous meetings held regularly, which assisted much in building the communication channels, they gave everyone the chance to know the last updates of motorsport. History will document the achievements we did in conjunction with the heads and presidents of the motorsport clubs and federations of the region; we hope this strategy and work plan would continue for better future for motorsport in our region.
Report from Osama Al Mansour-FIA Middle East Media delegate