The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven met Isfahan mayor Mehdi jamalinejad on Sunday.
In the meeting held at the Isfahan Municipality, Craven praised the city’s officials to provide facilities for the disabled people.
Craven, accompanied by Iran’s National Paralympic Committee Secretary General Masoud Ashrafi, visited Paralympic sports complex in Isfahan.
“First of all, I have to say Isfahan is one of the most beautiful city in the world and it’s a great honor for me to be here,” Craven said.
“Determination, Inspiration, Courage and Equality are four Paralympic values. Isfahan’s Paralympic sports complex paves the way for persons with disability to reach our values,” the IPC President said.
Jamalinejad also said he is pleased to welcome Craven to Isfahan as a Cultural Capital of Islam for the year 2006.
Craven is in Iran to observe the progress the Paralympic Movement is making in the country.
On Thursday morning, the IPC President officially opened the third National Para Athletics Championships which this year has attracted more than 700 Para athletes from Iran’s 29 provinces.
In Shiraz on Friday, Sir Philip met the family of Para cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad before paying his respects at the athlete’s grave.
Para cyclist Golbarnezhad died in a tragic accident during the road race on the penultimate day of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
Sir Philip’s visit to Iran will conclude on Monday.