Government Spokesman: It is an honor to host the FIBA-Europe Assembly in our country [VIDEO]

It is an honor to host the FIBA-Europe Annual General Assembly in our country, Government Spokesman Proromos Prodromou has said, addressing on behalf of President of the Republic of Cyprus and his Government the annual General Assembly of FIBA Europe, that takes place in Nicosia.

Prodromou welcomed all delegates in Cyprus, saying that we are aware of the importance of this annual assembly, where all 50 federations of FIBA Europe are gathered here to discuss issues pertaining to basketball, one of the most popular sports today. Some say that basketball is the second most popular sport. I think that it would be safe to say that it is the first most popular one.

The importance of this meeting, he continued, is related to the tasks of FIBA-Europe, that include promoting, supervising and directing international competition at the club level, as well as governing and appointing European international referees.

He went on to say that in our country we apply policies and programs with the vision to spread the love for sport and physical activity within society. Basketball is the first among the major sports in public schools.

At the same time, he noted, we believe that on the international level sports activities are offered as one of the best ways to bring people together and give the message of cooperation, friendship and peace. In this context and despite its small size, Cyprus follows international events and is present in all basketball competitions at all levels.

The Spokesman thanked the Cyprus Basketball Federation and President Louis Demetriou for the invitation and wished them every success in their endeavors.

I am certain that your deliberations will produce such results that will meet the expectations and the aspirations of thousands of young basketball players and millions of fans all around Europe Prodromou concluded.

In statements to CNA, President of Cyprus Basketball Federation Louis Demetriou, had said that this is a major event for Cyprus. For the first time, such a great sporting event takes place in Cyprus. We are very happy that the General Assembly will be held here and we believe that we will also promote Cypriot basketball and our island, he added.

Source: Cyprus News Agency