Dr Muscat accompanied by Hon Chris Agius, Parliamentary Secretary for Sports, received Mr Vizer, President of the International Judo Federation(IJF) accompanied by Mr Envic Galea president of the Malta Judo Federation for a courtesy visit. In Dr Muscat private office, they reviewed the World Judo Kata Championships, just organised the weekend before and the training camp that followed.

Hon Chris Agius pointed out that just under 300 participants from 30 countries from 5 continents attended. The Prime Minister said that the Government was more than pleased to help the Maltese Judo federation finalise their centre which will surely help to bring back the sport to the successes and honours that Judo is known to bring to Malta. He thanked Mr Vizer for supporting the Federation and for the work he is doing for Judo around the world as Malta will surely also benefit.

Mr Vizer thanked the Prime Minister for the invitation and presented him with the IJF Gold Medal. Mr Vizer also presented Hon Chris Agius with the IJF Special Recognition Award for his support to Maltese Judo.

 

 

Dr Muscat, akkumpanjat mill-Onor Chris Agius, Segretarju Parlamentari għall-Isport, irċieva s-Sur Vizer, President tal-Federazzjoni Internazzjonali tal-Judo (IJF), akkumpanjat mis-Sur Envic Galea, president tal-Federazzjoni tal-Judo f’Malta, għal żjara ta’ kortesija. Fil uffiċċju privat ta’ Dr Muscat, huma rrivedew il-Kampjonati Mondjali tal-Kata (Judo), li għadhom u l-kamp ta ‘taħriġ li segwa, li għadhom kif ġew organizzati ġewwa Malta.

L-Onorevoli Chris Agius enfasizza li ftit anqas minn 300 parteċipant minn 30 pajjiż minn 5 kontinenti attendew. Il-Prim Ministru qal li l-Gvern kien aktar minn kuntent biex jgħin lill-federazzjoni tal-Judo Maltija biex jiffinalizzaw ċentru tagħhom li żgur ser jgħin biex iġib lura l-isport għas-suċċessi u l-unuri li l-Judo huwa magħruf li jġib lejn Malta. Huwa rringrazzja lis-Sur Vizer għall-appoġġ li jgħati lill-Federazzjoni u għax-xogħol li qed tagħmel għall-Judo madwar id-dinja, hekk kif Malta żgur li ser tibbenefika wkoll.

Is-Sur Vizer rringrazzja lill-Prim Ministru għall-istedina u ppreżentalu Midalja tad-Deheb tal-IJF, u ppreżenta wkoll Premju ta’ Rikonoxximent Speċjali tal-IJF lil-Onorevoli Chris Agius għall-appoġġ tiegħu għall-Judo Malti.

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