Al Thawadi Highlights Plans Ahead of 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar

Doha, – Secretary General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy Hassan Al Thawadi said that Qatar’s hosting of the FIFA World Cup 2022 means the whole Middle East region countries’ hosting of the event.

This came during Al Thawadi’s meeting with a number of Ambassadors accredited to the State of Qatar at the Diplomatic Club on Tuesday.

Showcasing the plans ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar, Al Thawadi addressed the gathered dignitaries for almost two hours, out-lining the vision of the first World Cup in the Middle East and demonstrating the progress on promises made to date.

He said: “We have a deep vision for this tournament and it was important to share this vision with people in Qatar who I consider as friends and colleagues.

“We have a duty to share as much information as we can with our ambassadors, to ensure they can answer the questions asked of them in their own countries. We have tried to build the legacy of this tournament based on a foundation of engagement within our communities. The same rationale applies here.” Conducted in an atmosphere of collaboration and openness, many of the issues raised by the ambassadors ranged from workers’ rights, legacy plans, a desire for continued transparency and an appetite to acknowledge what was being done to ensure this truly was a World Cup for the Middle East.

Al Thawadi added: “For us, this World Cup is no longer simply a sporting event. It hasn’t been for a long time. We must grasp the platform we have to showcase our differences and celebrate them � not allow them to become a barrier. This tournament will bring people together like no other event in history.”

Source: Qatar News Agency