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07 December 2023

Qatar launches security strategy for World Cup

By Staff

Qatar has launched a new strategy intended to bolster security in the wealthy Gulf nation ahead of its hosting of the World Cup in 2022, newspapers reported on Tuesday.

The Qatari ministry of interior said the strategy would stretch until 2016 but would be completed with another one in the following years.

“This strategy is designed to achieve the highest degree of security and stability in Qatar,” said Abdul Aziz Al Ansari, head of the committee implementing the strategy.

“It also meets the security requirements for the country ahead of its hosting the World Cup in 2022,” he told local reporters.

Qatar, the world’s top liquefied natural gas exporter, is one of the wealthiest nations in terms of GDP per capita, which exceeded $70,000 in 2010. The country’s population stood at around 1.5 million at the end of 2009.