HH the Emir meets CAF delegation
DOHA: HH the Emir met here Monday at the Emiri Diwan office with a delegation from FIFA led by president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Eissa Hayato, Vice President of CAF Almamy Kabele Camara, Secretary-General of CAF Hicham El Amrani and members of the FIFA Executive Committee Hany Abo Rida and Tarek Bouchamaoui.
They discussed bilateral relations and reviewed issues of joint interest. HH Personal Representative of HH the Emir Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al-Thani attended the meeting.
“We wanted to come personally and express our gratitude and that of the entire African football family to the Emir, His Highness Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani for the solicitude fact showed by Qatar late last year by proposing to welcome us when we were looking for an alternative host for the Orange Africa Cup of Nations 2015. This was seen as a great indelible mark of friendship and brotherhood with CAF and African football,” said Hayatou at the end of the hearing, which was held in a warm atmosphere.
On his part, the Emir, His Highness Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani expressed satisfaction with the happy ending of this episode, finally with an African host country, Equatorial Guinea, found to host the AFCON 2015 successfully on the agreed dates.
His Highness Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani reiterated to his guests the commitment of Qatar to work for the strengthening of ties with CAF and African football, which his country hopes to provide multifaceted support.