Sulayem to attend FIA World Council

Published December 7th, 2009 - 10:15 GMT
FIA Vice President Mohammed Ben Sulayem has left for Europe on a week-long visit where a packed schedule awaits him, including attending a meeting of the World Motor Sport Council and the FIA annual prize-giving gala.
Sulayem will first attend a meeting on December 9 with President Jean Todt where, in his capacity as Vice President, they will decide future FIA policy for the region.
Todt was elected to replace Max Mosley during elections held on October 23. Sulayem was re-nominated the same day as Vice President but with more responsibilities, particularly with respect to the Middle East and North Africa region.
Sulayem, who is also President of the Automobile & Touring Club of the UAE, will thereafter attend a meeting of the World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) where decisions on various pending issues are expected to be reached, and also participate in the rally forum which is likely to further discuss the creation of a Junior Rally Championship within the framework of the Middle East Rally Championship from January 1, 2010.
“Before we move into the New Year there are some decisions that have to be taken at the WMSC and the Rally Forum to ensure smooth running of the 2010 season,” Sulayem said before his departure.
Following these meetings, Sulayem will attend the annual FIA prize-giving gala in Monaco on December 11.

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