Qatar will be the centre of sport for decades to come: Moldova envoy

Doha: The State of Qatar has managed to acquire a full-fledged international standing and position thanks to the wise leadership of the Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, said Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova to the State of Qatar, H E Dr. Victor Tsvirkun. 

In a statement on the occasion of Qatar National Day, the Ambassador said the influence and credibility of Qatar has grown so much that Qatar has become a mediator in various regional and international conflicts, most recently the conflict in Afghanistan. He added that the signing of the Afghan peace agreement in Doha is a recognition by the international community of these contributtions by the State of Qatar.


Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova to the State of Qatar, H E Dr. Victor Tsvirkun

The Ambassador congratulated the State of Qatar on its National Day, wishing it would continue to develop at such impressive pace and build a stable country where traditions, culture, progress persists in harmony and at its best level. He said, “Throughout the years, the State of Qatar being in size and population similar to my country, has managed to acquire a full-fledged international standing and position, thanks to the wise leadership of the country, namely the Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.”

“In addition, I would like to congratulate cordially once again the leadership of the State of Qatar which has achieved the success of being the host of the prestigious football tournament World Cup to take place in 2022.

On this note, I would like to point out that the Moldovan Football Federation has voted in favour of Qatar as the host state,” he added.

“In the process of preparations for the prestigious football tournament that will be hosted by your country, certainly there can be observed the rapid and robust development the state has gone through in the last years,” he added, pointing out that the new buildings, stadiums and transport infrastructure will offer Qatar the unique position in the region to be the centre of sport life not only during the World Cup tournament but for many decades after.

Furthermore, the Ambassador praised the measures taken by Qatar against the COVID-19 pandemic, making it a model for the fight against the pandemics.

He noted that the public policies adopted by Qatar’s leadership have proven fruitful and effective, emphasising that Qatar maintained one of the lowest mortality rates in the world. This achievement is due to the high quality of medical services and the authorities’ efforts that are focused on early detection and prevention of serious cases, he added.

He also expressed appreciation for the 8.5 tonnes of medical aid provided by the State of Qatar to Moldova under the directives of H H the Amir on May 26 to combat coronavirus, pointing out that it is the first ever humanitarian assistance by an Arab country to the Republic of Moldova. 

“On behalf of my President, Government and the citizens of the Republic of Moldova, I would like to express a lot of thanks and deep recognition to the wise leadership of H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. The Republic of Moldova is fully thankful for the medical assistance delivered by the State of Qatar, and our country will never forget the solidarity of our Qatari friends which helps to save lives,” he said.