World Cup.  Arab leaders blast ‘smear campaigns’ against Qatar

World Cup. Arab leaders blast ‘smear campaigns’ against Qatar

This Wednesday, Arab leaders, meeting at a summit in Algeria, denounced the ” smear campaigns against Qatar, a few weeks before the start of the 2022 World Cup.

In the ” final statement of the summit, the Arab leaders affirmed their support for Qatar, which is preparing to host the FIFA World Cup, and their full confidence in its ability to organize an exceptional edition of this world competition “.

They also expressed their rejection of the tendentious campaigns of denigration and questioning which target him “.

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Qatar, whose Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani took part in the Algiers summit, has been the subject of much criticism for the way in which migrants working on World Cup sites are treated, as well as the rights of women and the LGBTQ community.

The wealthy Gulf state, which spent tens of billions of dollars to host the tournament from November 20 to December 18, has expressed growing anger at the attacks it has faced.

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The emir castigated a campaign at the end of October unprecedented ” against the organization of the World Cup, denouncing ” calumnies “.