Cairo / Media & Communication Dept./ December 13
The Arab Ministerial Council for Tourism, in its 25th session at the Arab League General Secretariat HQ on Tuesday, named Doha as Arab Tourism Capital for 2023.
Addressing the meeting, HE Permanent Representative of Qatar to the Arab League Salem Mubarak Al Shafi, who chaired Qatar's delegation to the meeting, extended thanks to the Council and to the Arab Tourism Organization and its president Bandar bin Fahd Al Fuhaid for their efforts exerted in this regard.
Naming Doha as the Arab Tourism Capital for 2023 sincerely reflects and proves its prestige as a destination for peoples from around the world while hosting the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, which kicked off on Nov. 20 and slated to run through Dec. 18, His Excellency said.
The State of Qatar proves its potentials for good organization, management and hospitality, he said, stressing that billions of people who watched the World Cup worldwide closely saw the tolerance, good treatment and hospitality, of the country's leadership, government and people with hundreds of thousands of World Cup fans.
This contributed to refuting the allegations and lies promoted by some parties with special agendas, that Qatar is unable to organize the World Cup, His Excellency added.
His Excellency affirmed that the State of Qatar's successful World Cup hosting is a success for all Arabs, adding that naming Doha as Arab Tourism Capital for 2023 bolsters this success, and represents an appreciation for the country's tremendous efforts to reach this widely acknowledged prestigious position.