Qatar, US Sign Letter of Intent on World Cup Legacy

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Doha - Media & Communication Dept. - November 22

HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani and HE US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken participated today in launching the fifth US-Qatar Strategic Dialogue.

The opening session addressed several regional and international issues, especially the situation developments in Palestine and the negotiations to return to the joint action plan, Russian-Ukrainian crisis developments, energy and food security, cooperation in the human rights field, and several issues of common interest.

HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and HE US Secretary of State signed a letter of intent between the government of the State of Qatar and the government of the United States of America on the World Cup Legacy (2022-2026).

Under the letter of intent, both parties announced their intention to exchange World Cup knowledge and the drawn conclusions and build on the success of the State of Qatar in making the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 accessible for persons with disabilities and apply the learned lessons in future tournaments, including the FIFA World Cup 2026 that will be held in the US, and find places that allow more inclusion and accessibility for people with disabilities.

Both parties also affirmed their intention to increase technical exchange and exchange of knowledge to combat human trafficking crime, including those with regards to sporting events, and work together to introduce and implement fair employment practices to protect migrant workers, exchange knowledge in the field of the labor protection, and establish a joint work group to develop specific steps to enhance the current letter of intent.