Qatar’s Ambassador to Mexico: Qatar Enjoys Great Regional, Global Position

Governance

HE Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Mexico Mohammed bin Jassim Al Kuwari affirmed the high and great standing of the State of Qatar in the region and the world.

In an interview with the Mexican channel Milano HE the Ambassador said that the State of Qatar is an important center for sport in the region and the World Cup is an opportunity to transcend all differences between cultures and people.

Regarding Qatar’s preparations to host millions of fans around the world, HE the Ambassador said, “We welcome everyone in the State of Qatar. It will be a distinguished experience through which the audience learns about Qatari culture, customs, and traditions.”

Preparations continue to host the first edition of the World Cup in the Middle East and the Arab world. Four of the tournament’s stadiums have been completed, and construction continues on the rest of the stadiums, which will be completed next year, HE added.

Although the current period is considered difficult due to the circumstances of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, work continues in the infrastructure as planned, HE said.

On workers’ rights, HE Ambassador Al Kuwari said that working hours have been set for summer work, and workers are not allowed to work during the day.

He said that starting this year, a new wage law was applied, so that the minimum wage is at least 11,000 Mexican pesos, adding that the reforms that have been done will benefit workers and improve their safety. Many accusations about conditions of workers in 2022 World Cup stadiums are unfounded, HE said.

HE Ambassador Mohammed bin Jassim Al Kuwari also spoke, in another interview with Mexican News Channel 13, about the cultural and tourism aspect of the State of Qatar. He pointed out that there are many tourist attractions in the State of Qatar and places that can be visited such as museums, markets, and beaches, in addition to the hospitality and diversity of customs and traditions that characterize the State of Qatar, which makes the visit distinctive.

 

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs