Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, stressed the need that the government must support the sports and youth sector, and to develop correct plans, visions and efforts for the progress and development of this important sector, declaring that the sport represents a school, thought, and a factor that help human building and country's development and evolution.
This came in a meeting between Captain Ahmed Radhi, former MP, and His Eminence in his office in Baghdad, on Thursday19 March, 2015.
 
    For his part, Radhi appraised the positions and efforts made by Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim to develop Iraqi sport in order to achieve high levels, which raises the Iraqi flag in the international forums.