MRAWP delegation to participate in Match For Peace in Rome
Match For Peace's Argentinian defender Javer Zanetti (C white up) holds the trophy with Match For Peace's players team at the end of their intereligious " Match for Peace " football game on September 1, 2014 at Rome's Olympic stadium. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO
The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for World Peace, MRAWP, is participating in tomorrow’s Match for Peace football game in Rome, at the invitation of the Pope.
Retired Argentine football legend and Dubai Sports Ambassador, Diego Maradona, and the star of Al Wahda Club and the UAE National Team, Ismail Matar, will be joining the Peace Match which will be held in the Olympic Stadium in Rome in the presence of the Pope along with heads of various European countries.
The event will draw together international football stars from around the world with the aim of spreading a message of world peace, an ideology that is commensurate with the strategic objectives and mission of the MRAWP, which calls on the development of peace partnerships.
Brigadier Ahmed Khalfan Al Mansouri, Secretary-General of the Award, said that the organisation’s participation in the match is a message to the world that they contribute to spreading world peace, especially as the UAE will be the only Arab country participating.
Dr. Hamad Al Sheikh Ahmed Al Shaibani, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the MRAWP, said that under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister, Ruler of Dubai, the Award’s participation extends bridges of communication and cooperation with other cultures and religions.
Dr. Shaibani said, "We are honoured to be the only Arab country participating in the match, which features a constellation of players from different cultures, religions and backgrounds at a communal game with the one and only goal of achieving world peace, an undertaking that we continuously seek to achieve at MRAWP." Soccer legends such as Ronaldinho, Roberto Carlos and Veron will also be taking to the field, where the goal is simple: no matter their country, their religion or their team, all of them will set differences aside to call for peace and send a message to the millions of young people who see them as their idols.
The UAE delegation includes a number of MRAWP official members.
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