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IPC President Craven meets with Iran's NPC chief

2014-10-21 08:17:00 AIPS

INCHEON, October 20, 2014 - The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven met Mahmoud Khosravivafa, the head of Iran’s National Paralympic Committee, on Sunday.

In the meeting held at the Oakwood Hotel in Incheon, the two parties talked about bilateral relations and cooperation in the paralympic sports.

Khosravivafa said Iran is ready to support the region’s country to expand the sport for disabled people.

“As you know, about 40,000 children with disabilities took part in the National Paralympic Day across the country last week. It means Iran is a leading country in paralympic sports.

"We also are ready to send our coaches to Afghanistan, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Palestine to support their countries,” Khosravivafa said.

“We want to know if IPC can help us providing possibilities for the neighbor countries or not. We will send our plans in a draft as soon as possible,” he added.

Sir Philip Craven also praised the Iranian committee for their efforts and said that the IPC is ready to help Iran to expand paralympic sports in the region.

IPC Chief Executive Xavier Gonzalez also attended the meeting and received a warm welcome from the Iranian members in the meeting. (By Masoud Hossein)

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