A massive security exercise to test security readiness for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Doha – “Al Quds Al Arabi”: The Qatari authorities are preparing to organize a large security exercise to confirm readiness and preparation to host the World Cup, with the participation of 13 countries from the continents of the world. The “Watan” exercise, which the authorities have begun to prepare, is the largest of its kind in terms of the number of military and civilian authorities participating in it and is organized under the patronage of Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, Prime Minister and Interior Minister of Qatar and head of the Security Committee for the 2022 World Cup. responsible authorities of the country, which is organizing the football World Cup tournament for the first time in the history of the Middle East and the Arab region, said that the exercise is part of the context of continuing preparations in Course to host the 2022 World Cup. The Safety Committee for the World Cup is organizing a home exercise in the period from 23 to 27 October The first is in course with the aim of testing the readiness and integration of roles to ensure a safe reception of sporting events and events held in the State of Qatar. The Watan exercise, according to officials, is the embodiment of the integration of the roles, tasks and responsibilities of the various authorities involved in the country, including ministries, institutions and military and civilian bodies. The organizers point out that the exercise also confirms the enthusiasm of the organizers of the exercise Watan to take advantage of the experiences of the countries and exchange skills in safety matters. According to the organizers, a number of fraternal and friendly countries will participate in the exercise with military forces with different and varied tasks. Forces from Jordan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Turkey, Pakistan, United Kingdom, United States, France, Germany, Poland and Italy will participate in the exercise. Addressing the security challenges, and officials from the exercise organizers revealed in precedence in exclusive declarations to “Al-Quds Al-Arabi” that Qatar is ready to host the important football event that the world is waiting for and that through the exercise the latest is concluded “prove”of the preparation process, in particular control of the situation The security forces, while preparing for all the challenges that could arise from the occasion, namely the World Cup and the Arab Cup, in the organization of major events and sports tournaments. There were many questions about the “thugs” and rioters at major sporting events, and about the fans of football teams and teams, during a meeting organized by the organizer and who oversaw the preparations for the Qatar 2022 World Cup. and before that the upcoming Arabian Cup. Lieutenant Colonel Mubarak Sherida Al-Kaabi, commander of the Watan exercise, said, in answer to a question from Al-Quds Al-Arabi on the hypothesis of the presence of riots, if there was coordination with some countries that have recorded similar events, to identify and follow some interesting elements, he said that the countries participating with Qatar to the exercise he passed on his experience in dealing with such situations. He added that everyone has to deal with different scenarios, according to what they did before. In response to another privacy question associated with organizing the World Cup for the first time in an Arab and Islamic country, and taking into account the customs of the country and the culture of its people, revealed that Doha had previously organized major sports tournaments in the recent period, and there has been the collaboration of fans, supporters and visitors, and have including the cultural specificities of the country. Qatar is looking forward to organizing the World Cup and the most successful football championship. Officials expect Qatar to organize the most successful World Cup and a World Cup that will remain in the memory of football fans, and is also ready for the Arab Cup. whistling this month. Jassim Abdul Aziz Al Jassim, executive vice president of operations, revealed in the exercise, in answer to a question from “Al Quds Al Arabi” about the worst scenarios that are preparing for “Watan”, that Qatar is ready to face any event, and for this the training is made to simulate all problems in so they don’t fall out in Indeed. He went on to say that the organizers had proposed many great scenarios, and he hoped they would not happen, underlining that the most important thing is to confirm the readiness to face various situations. He added that the organizers are not only eagerly awaiting the fan in difficulties, but there is also an interest in ensuring the comfort and safety of busy fans who come to enjoy an important sporting event. The exercise tests the readiness and readiness of the various stakeholders to face all scenarios and is organized under the patronage of Sheikh Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, Prime Minister and Interior Minister of Qatar and Chairman of the Security Committee for the 2022 World Cup. I participated in the previous exercise, which took place from 15 to 17 November / In November, the various military, organizational and service authorities responsible for hosting the tournament, each according to their own competences, as part of the confirmation the availability of security to host the most important event in the world. The safety exercise is the largest of its kind, in terms of number of participating parties, internally and externally, as well as the development of its events to combine the security, military, organizational and service aspect, as well as the diversity and gradation of its various scenarios based on all kinds of potential risks internal and external during the organization of the World Cup after his studio By specialists and experts in the areas covered by the exercise.