The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa met with FIFA President Gianni Infantino, on Thursday, during the FIFA President's visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain.
They discussed further cooperation between the AFC and FIFA at all levels, and the possible ways to strengthen the relationship in order to achieve the joint goals in developing the game and provide support for Member Associations in Asia.
Shaikh Salman congratulated Infantino in Manama, on keeping an open relationship with all global game stakeholders and stressed the role of FIFA and its leadership to achieve the success.
The AFC President explained the AFC's future plans to continue developing football in Asia and to establish the AFC as a leader among other confederations.
Shaikh Salman confirmed the AFC's support in efforts to maintain unity in the global football family, as it is important for maintaining FIFA's role in developing the world game in an efficient and transparent way.
The AFC President also supported the continuation of the reform process which was crucial in keeping the fans on side.
On the other side, Infantino thanked the AFC President for the reception, and hailed the AFC's efforts to develop the game in Asia, confirming that FIFA will continue to work with the AFC to achieve common goals.