AKIPRESS.COM - The Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Mr Hissein Brahim Taha, reiterated the OIC’s support for the State of Qatar in confronting campaigns against its hosting of the 2022 world cup tournament, being the first OIC Member State in the Muslim world to host such an important event. The tournament bears human and universal significance and seeks to spread the spirit of solidarity and interconnection among countries of the world.
He emphasized that this new attack that emerged as Qatar prepares to host the tournament is not only deplorable but also the first time a host country of this tournament is facing this amount of accusations and criticism. It therefore raises questions about the motive for the selectivity and hostility driving this push back and ambush.
The Secretary-General renewed the position of the OIC, which had commended the readiness of the State of Qatar to organize the world tournament in the declaration of the 5th session of the Islamic Conference of Youth and Sports Ministers held in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
He noted with greater pride and honor the legacy recorded by this occasion for the Arab and Muslim youth. He underscored once again that the imminent hosting supports many youth initiatives through the Generation Amazing (GA) platform launched in 2010, the youth training and development programs through the Josoor Institute and the volunteering programs that have absorbed more than 20,000 volunteers.
All of this, the Secretary-General noted, enhance joint Islamic action efforts in the domain of youth and sports and guide the youth to work towards achieving noble objectives that will benefit entire humanity, and deserve gratitude, not rejection.