Doha, 19 July 2020 - Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Thani, President of the Qatar Football Association (QFA), on Saturday received in his office H E Alessandro Prunas, the Italian Ambassador to the State of Qatar.
The meeting was attended by Mansoor Al Ansari, Secretary-General of the QFA, and Ali Dawood, Executive Director of the President’s Office.
The meeting included discussions on matters of common interest.
The QFA President noted the existing relations between the Qatar’s and the Italian federations are paving the way for future cooperation. QFA President said Qatar looks to enhancing the existing relations between two federations.
During the meeting, the two talked about finding ways to develop football relations since Qatar is preparing to stage the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The Italian ambassador pointed out that Qatar has taken urgent and timely measures to protect the health of citizens and residents alike in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ambassador praised efforts made by the QFA for implementing the MOPH measures put in place for the safety of all those involved with football in the country.
Ambassador Prunas praised the level of relations between the two countries, saying that they are strong and time-tested. He said the countries will continue to develop a comprehensive strategic partnership in many sectors, especially the sports sector.
At the end of the reception, memorial shields were exchanged between the two sides.
The QFA President presented the official jersey of the Qatar national team to the Italian Ambassador.