GCC meeting urges regional media to support Qatar 2022 World Cup
DOHA: The Information Ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
has urged the regional media to support the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
In a statement issued on the official government Qatar News Agency,
the GCC ministers said they were issuing the instruction following
their 23rd meeting held in Doha.
“GCC information ministers renewed their call for the media to counter
all those who seek to question the right of the State of Qatar to host
the 2022 World Cup, stressing GCC states full solidarity with the
State of Qatar and encouraged media in the GCC to continue countering
these campaigns at home and abroad,” the statement read.
It added: “The Ministers agreed that the State of Qatar, in
coordination with the General Secretariat, is to develop a strategic
vision for the joint media moves to counter such campaigns to reflect
the international dimension of media discourse to show the right of
GCC state, represented by the State of Qatar, to organize this
This came in a final statement issued at the 135th Ministerial
Council, which was held under the chairmanship of His Excellency Dr.
Khalid bin Mohamed Al-Attiyah, Qatar’s Foreign Minister.