Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani visits FIFA President in Zurich

His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, today visited FIFA President Blatter at the Home of FIFA in Zurich.

During the meeting, HH the Emir and FIFA President Blatter discussed the bilateral relations between Qatar and FIFA, ways and means of enhancing the cooperation, as well as Qatar’s continued progress in improving the welfare of migrant workers.

They also reviewed preparations and efforts by the State of Qatar in various fields to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup finals.

"It was an honour to host HH the Emir. Qatar is working hard to take advantage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup as a vehicle for social development that will contribute to the promotion of football in the region," said FIFA President Blatter.

The meeting was also attended by HH Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Personal Representative of HH the Emir, and FIFA Secretary General Jérome Valcke.