Human rights, Saudi Arabia’s sports minister calls for meeting with Hamilton – 2022

On the eve of Saudi Arabian GP 2022 it was no secret what his mood would be Lewis Hamilton would come to Jeddah. A few months ago, on the occasion of the event 2021the Briton had expressed his discomfort at having to run in a town where he was so late on the subject human rights.

Position confirmed this year during a session with the media: “I keep thinking the same way on the subject all the time.” Subsequently, the Arab weekend was very animated by missile attacks on oil bases Aramco. Offensives that have led to the emergence of many internal talks within the Paddock also attended by heads of local government.

Human rights, sports minister ready to meet Hamilton

During these meetings, it emerged that the Saudi Minister of Sports, His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz Bin Turki Al-Faisal, offered to hamilton the possibility of having a private meeting to dissolve all your reservations: “I am aware of Lewis’ comments” reports ‘Autosport.com‘. “I asked him to discuss it to understand his point of view and understand how to evolve in the future. Even though you can document a lot about what is happening in Saudi Arabia, without being aware of the situation, it is very difficult to understand what is really going on“.

“We are here to have an open discussion with the FIA and the F1. We will have to sit down and figure out what to do. We’re both part of the same journey. This is why I wanted to speak openly with the runners and above all I would like to do it with lewis. I also heard him say that he couldn’t find anyone to take care of these problems, so I offered myself How did he.

I believe that many of these problems stem from a lack of communicationcontinued the Minister. “Today, the dialogues between the villages they should be simpler, but having different cultures and mentalities often divides us. We are open to discuss it and we are happy about it. »

The meeting with Sébastien in 2021

“Last year, I also spoke with Vettel remember His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz Bin Turki Al-Faisal “And I thanked him for having organized a contest of karting female on this occasion. What we mean is, if you don’t want to talk to us, talk to the people, this is the message we want to give. “

“We are not perfect and we are not the best in the world, we also have our problems, but we try to fix them as fast as possible. We have our time” he declares sincerely before concluding his thought. “If we change it, it’s because we think we need it, we do it for us. It is our duty to ensure that the future is prosperous for our children and for all who want to live in ours town“.

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