QFA President set for regional visits, key meetings

DOHA: QFA President Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed

Al-Thani will head to the Omani capital Muscat Tuesday morning

for the first leg of a Gulf tour that will also take him to Kuwait

and Saudi Arabia.

The agenda of the Gulf visit will see QFA President discussing

cooperation and means of enhancing relationship with regional


The discussions will also revolve around Qatar hosting the 23rd

Gulf Cup later this year.

He is scheduled to meet with the President of the Omani Football

Federation, Salim bin Saeed Al Wahaibi, and discuss ways and

means to develop football in both countries.

A number of topics of mutual interest will be discussed, as well

as means of enhancing the cooperation between the Qatari and

Oman Football Associations for the benefit of regional football.

The travel schedule also includes a visit to the Kuwaiti capital

Kuwait City where he is also scheduled to meet His Excellency

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Thani and other officials

of Kuwaiti football.

The visit is aimed primarily at discussing the latest developments

regarding the Kuwaiti football file and discussing ways to support

the lifting of FIFA sanctions.

Qatar supports lifting of the sanctions imposed by the world body

so that Kuwait could appear in the Gulf Cup to be held in Doha.

The Gulf tour will conclude with QFA President arriving in the Saudi

capital Riyadh where he will meet with prince Abdullah bin Musa’ed

bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, General President of Youth Welfare on Wednesday.

He returns to Doha the next day.

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