SAMF Saudi Arabian Motor Federation congratulates Jean Todt

Saudi Arabian Motor Federation
For immediate release
Saturday, October 24th, 2009



·        SAMF looks forward to working in unity with new FIA presidential team

·        SAMF president offers thanks to HRH Prince Feisal for his role in election campaign

·        Mishaal Al-Sudairy congratulates Bahrain’s Sheikh Abdullah on new FIA World Council role


RIYADH (Saudi Arabia): The Saudi Arabian Motor Federation (SAMF) has offered its congratulations to Frenchman Jean Todt and his new team on their victory in the FIA Presidential election in Paris on Friday.


Todt won the ballot against Finland’s Ari Vatanen to replace Max Mosley as FIA President and the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation looks forward to working with Todt and his new management team on aspects of mobility, road safety and motor sport in the future.


“We would like to congratulate Jean Todt on his success in the FIA election,” said Mishaal Al-Sudairy, President of the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation. “We believe that he can work successfully to fulfil the goals laid down in his manifesto and he will work in unity with the FIA family.”


Al-Sudairy also offered his thanks and support to Jordan’s HRH Prince Feisal Al-Hussein. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank HRH Prince Feisal for giving me the opportunity to work as his deputy during the election campaign,” said Al-Sudairy. “I enjoyed working alongside him and I have learned a lot over the last few weeks from him. I sincerely hope that HRH Prince Feisal will continue to offer his patronage to mobility and aspects of motoring and motor sport in the Middle East region.”


Al-Sudairy also congratulated His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah Bin Isa Al-Khalifa, President of the Bahrain Motor Federation, on his appointment to the FIA World Council.


“We congratulate Sheikh Abdullah on his appointment and to other Arab representatives on their successes in the election,” added Al-Sudairy. “I am sure Sheikh Abdullah will be a great asset to the region on the FIA World Council and he will work with the interests of the whole Middle East at heart.”


Al-Sudairy also praised the efforts of Max Mosley during his 16-year tenure as FIA President. “We wish Max well for the future and thank him for his invaluable contribution to aspects of FIA business in his four terms in office, particularly his excellent work regarding aspects of safety, mobility and motor sport.”




For further information:
Saudi Arabian Motor Federation, PO Box 87881, Riyadh 11652, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Tel: + 9661 477 1035, Fax: + 9661 477 1050, www.samf.gov.sa



Date issued: 24/10/2009

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