2022 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony: President Tebboune returns to Algeria


ALGIERS- President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune returned, on Monday, to Algiers after having attended on Sunday, in Doha, the opening ceremony of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, at the invitation of his brother, His Highness Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar.

President Tebboune was welcomed at Houari Boumediene international airport by Prime Minister Aïmene Benabderrahmane, General Said Chanegriha, Chief of the Staff of the People’s National Army, and Principal Private Secretary to the Presidency of the Republic Abdelaziz Khellaf.

President of the Republic attended, with several leaders and Heads of State, the opening ceremony of the biggest football event in the world and hailed the exceptional and spectacular organization of this edition by the brotherly country Qatar.

In a statement to the Qatari channel “Al-Kass”, President Tebboune said that “the organization is exceptional and honors the sisterly State of Qatar and the Arab world.”

In this vein, President Tebboune has denounced the suspicious campaigns targeting the State of Qatar prior to the start of the World Cup, shedding light on Algeria’s permanent and full support for Qatar in this tournament.

“The excellent organization has cut off all allegations and rumors that preceded the kickoff of this major world event,” continued the President of the Republic.

“We should be proud, as Arab countries, of the level reached by Qatar in the organization of such a global event,” said the head of state, stressing that “all eyes are on Qatar. This is great and the organization is excellent.”

“I hope to see one day two Arab countries host a final of the World Cup,” aspired the President.

“This global tournament organised by Qatar will remain engraved in the history of football,” asserted Tebboune.

“Qatar entitled to be proud of success of 2022 World Cup organization,” tweets President Tebboune

President Tebboune said that the State of Qatar is entitled to be proud of its constant success in the organization of the 2022 Football World Cup.

“Qatar is entitled to be proud of its constant success in organizing the 2022 World Cup, and it is also our right to be proud that it has highly represented our Arab brothers, by winning this bet,” tweeted President Tebboune.

“Congratulations to my brother, His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and to all the Qatari people,” added the president.

Noting that on the sidelines of the opening ceremony, President Tebboune met with several Arab leaders, including the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, and Jordan’s King Abdullah II, as well as football personalities.


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