AMMAN — FIFA Vice President representing Asia and President of the Jordan Football Association HRH Prince Ali congratulated Yngve Hallen, president of the Norway Football Association, on the success of the annual Norway-Middle East Girls’ Festival held in Amman, this month, according to a statement from his office. Girls aged 14-16 years from Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon and Norway gathered to play football, build friendships and exchange experiences through participating in an extensive week of training, capacity building, football games and social activities at Petra Stadium in Amman. Prince Ali commended the continued efforts of Hallen and the Norwegian Football Association towards women empowerment through football. “This direct cooperation between the women’s football families in the Middle East and Norway forms an effective cross-cultural platform for capacity building and social development,” Prince Ali was quoted as saying in the statement. “On behalf of the Jordan Football Association, we thank the Norway Football Assoication for their support. It was a pleasure hosting the festival for the fourth consecutive year and we hope to have the opportunity to work together on more football projects in Jordan and the region in the near future,” he added.
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