UEFA General Secretaries meeting was made in İstanbul today with the attendance of General Secretaries and professionals of 55 member associations.
Hosted by Turkish Football Federation, the meeting was held at Four Seasons Hotel. Turkish Football Federation Vice President and UEFA Executive Committee Member Servet Yardımcı, TFF Secretary General Kadir Kardaş and UEFA senior executives attended to the meeting.
Servet Yardımcı: "We will develop dynamic policies to carry us into the future"
Servet Yardımcı gave a speech during the opening of the meeting which discussed the UEFA's new term strategies.
Yardımcı underlined that this is the first-ever meeting which gathered 55 member associations after the re-election of Ceferin for the second term as UEFA President and stated the following:
As always, it is a very great pleasure to welcome the majority of you who have already been here before and now back to İstanbul but to those of you who are here for the first time a very special warm and genuine welcome.
I hope you will all enjoy our beautiful city of İstanbul, the warmth of our people and of course our fantastic food.
This meeting will be the first of all 55 UEFA Member Associations since our President Aleksander Ceferin was successfully elected for his second term, I am sure you will all join with me in sending our genuine congratulation to Aleksander Ceferin on his re-election.
We have a very full and exciting agenda to cover during today's meeting, let us make sure we pay good attention and develop forward thinking and dynamic policies to carry us as united forward into the future.
As President Aleksander Ceferin stated in his speech to the Congress in Rome, we as European football family need to ensure that UEFA remains united and respectful and continues to demonstrate solidarity.
You are our very welcome guests, please enjoy your time here, I am sure you will have a meaningful and productive meeting and I hope you will leave İstanbul with fond memories and many new friends."