Qatar Chamber participated as a contributing partner on the SIGA Inter-Regional Summit in Doha which organised by the Sports Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA), under the patronage of His Excellency Salah bin Ghanem al Ali, the Minister of Culture and Sports.
Chairman of Qatar Chamber HE Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al Thani stressed in press statement the importance of holding the event, noting that the integration between sport activities and economic interests has made sports on high ranks in the social life of people and government.
He also said that this occurred sports is significantly based on many economic pillars, assuring that sports nowadays are one of the most important pillars of economy in most countries.
“Sports plays a key and active role in economic development for many countries. It represented an investment stimuli for attracting more investments and establishing more businesses,” he added.
QC Chairman expressed Qatar’s pride to be the first Arab and Middle East country to host the World Cup, affirming that selecting Qatar to host the most important sports event was not a coincidence, it is a result of collective efforts made by all bodies in the country backed by a solidarity of Qatar’s government and people for preparing an edition that befits Qatar’s name and prestige.
Sheikh Khalifa said that Qatar’s preparation for the World Cup 2022 are on the full swing, stressing that the country is keenly interested in providing a secured and stable sports environment.
Qatar has adopted all leading principles and values in sports integration and has adopted the best practices to ensure the implementation of these values, he added.