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On Sunday, May 22, in the Qatari capital, Doha, the last mile security conference for the 2022 World Cup, organized by the Security and Safety Operations Committee of the 2022 World Cup, kicked off in the Qatari capital, Doha, over two days, with wide international and local participation, with the aim of emphasizing the security readiness of the State of Qatar to host the tournament. International, standing up to the latest security preparations needed for the tournament, strengthening police cooperation, and following up on the implementation of security plans and strategies in cooperation with partners at the local, regional and international levels.

More than 40 delegations representing the qualifying countries for the tournament, including delegations from Tunisia, Morocco and Saudi Arabia, in addition to representatives from the United Nations, the International Football Association, the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Defense and the Internal Security Force (Lekhwiya), will participate in the conference. And the Qatar 2022 World Cup partnership.

The International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) and the European Police Service (Europol), as well as representatives from other relevant parties, will also participate in the conference, as its work includes introducing the tournament, assessing security risks and challenges, approaching security planning, and security procedures for private facilities. With the tournament, cyber security requirements in the tournament, communication and cooperation with international partners.

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In his speech at the opening of the conference, Major General Engineer Abdul Aziz Abdullah Al-Ansari, Head of the Security and Safety Operations Committee for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, said: “The holding of this conference comes a few months before the start of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, as a continuation of the efforts of coordination, international cooperation and exchange of experiences between Various countries and security authorities at the regional and international levels, and in confirmation of the joint responsibility in achieving the highest standards of security and safety during the World Cup, so it is a space for reflection and acquaintance with what has been achieved at all levels, especially the security aspects in it, which we have given most of our attention and care in preparation Training and qualifications to make this World Cup the safest and most secure World Cup.

Major General Al Ansari added: “The State of Qatar has completed its preparations and readiness to receive this championship.. Our country enjoys a high level of the required security and police services, and ranks first in all global security indicators in terms of low crime, in addition to possessing security capabilities and capabilities that help it provide the highest levels of security.” And safety in various international events and events that hosted many of them during the Corona crisis.”

He continued, “Despite the meticulous health and security measures that were accompanied by it, the State of Qatar crowned its efforts by hosting the Arab Cup Qatar 2021, which was an important station for measuring security, logistical and organizational readiness, and constituted a real test to measure the quality of security services provided to the public and participants, and we were very pleased with the participants’ testimonies.” From the bodies and organizations supervising that tournament, in addition to the testimony of the participating countries, confirming the readiness and readiness we have reached for the success of the World Cup, making it the safest and most secure tournament.”

Major General Al-Ansari reiterated the readiness of the State of Qatar to host this global event as the culmination of continuous efforts over the past years that witnessed the development of security strategies and plans based on accurate measurement indicators and best practices that crystallized in the implementation of many programs, training courses and mock exercises, which culminated in the “Watan (1)” exercise with the participation of countries He also renewed the State of Qatar’s welcome to everyone and its keenness to cooperate with them, to implement a wide range of regional and international scenarios that reflected the integration of roles between the security, civil and military authorities, to reach the summit of readiness and readiness.

Helmut Spahn, Director of Security and Safety at FIFA: Qatar will ensure the organization of a distinguished World Cup

In a speech to FIFA Representative Helmut Spahn, Director of Security, Safety and Entry Management at FIFA, he stressed that “the level of integration and partnership that has been achieved with the FIFA Security and Safety Operations Committee for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, puts FIFA in a position of comfort and reassurance.” that the preparations will lead to the organization of a distinguished tournament,” he said, explaining that the State of Qatar had spared no effort in the field of international cooperation; Which FIFA has been keen to support from the beginning.

He explained that among the achievements that have been achieved is the International Police Cooperation Center, which was established for previous FIFA events; Data-sharing agreements have also been signed, which aim to prevent troublemakers from entering the country; Partnerships for training and capacity building were also strengthened; And the signing of many memoranda of understanding with Interpol, Europol, the European Union and many other parties.

Spahn indicated that FIFA’s human rights requirements have been integrated with the work mechanisms of the tournament’s Security and Safety Operations Committee, and full engagement with the FIFA security team. He also confirmed the adoption of security and safety plans for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and its participation with key partners.

Signing the joint declaration

The first day of the last mile security conference for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 saw the signing of the joint declaration of the International Center for Police Cooperation between the State of Qatar and a number of countries and relevant organizations participating in the conference with the aim of exchanging information.

Signing for the Qatari side was Major General Abdulaziz Abdullah Al-Ansari, Head of the Security and Safety Operations Committee for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, Brigadier Ibrahim Khalil Al-Mohannadi, Head of the Legal Affairs and Communication Unit, and Colonel Khalid Ali Al-Kaabi, Deputy Head of the Legal Affairs and Communication Unit.

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