UNICEF Deputy Representative praises establishment of first ever Children’s Paralympic Committee in Azerbaijan

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Baku, November 7 (AZERTAC). UNICEF Deputy Representative in Azerbaijan Rashed Mustafa has hailed the setting up of the Children’s Paralympic Committee in the country, which is a first such body on a global scale.

“Azerbaijan has already earned world fame as a sports nation, and the Paralympic movement is developing in the country at a rapid pace,” said Mr Mustafa as he met President of National Paralympic Committee Ilgar Rahimov.

UNICEF Deputy Representative said: “Establishing the first Children’s Paralympic Committee in the world and involving physically disabled children in sports is a praiseworthy step.”

Mr Mustafa said UNICEF was honored to support Azerbaijan`s National Paralympic Committee in “this noble undertaking”.

He stressed the importance of inviting international experts to Azerbaijan, adding this will contribute to developing the children`s Paralympic movement in the country.

Mr Rahimov highlighted what the Azerbaijani government had been doing to develop sport in the country, particularly Paralympic movement.


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