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Qatar and Italy sign agreement on defence cooperation in preparation for 2022 World Cup

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Sep-07 09:26 first published at 09:26 AM


[Photo: Joeannenah, Flickr] The systems will be used to safeguard stadiums during the World Cup in November. Global security transactions According to the Swiss economy ministry, this follows the completion of a $162 million sale of air defense systems to Qatar. The Italian and Qatari defense ministries signed technical agreements on defense cooperation in advance of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in November. For the first time in FIFA history, the World Cup will be held in the Middle East this year in Qatar. In addition, in preparation for the tournament’s hosting later this year, Qatari and Turkish officials met in Doha to discuss security concerns. The South Korean army will send five counter-terrorism police officers to Qatar to exchange security expertise, according to Seoul’s news agency in late July. The South Korean army announced last month that it will send five counter-terrorism police officers to Qatar to exchange security expertise. Romania will also provide training on how to protect VIPs and thwart threats from improvised explosive devices as part of the security assistance. As part of the alliance’s close collaboration with Doha, NATO recently announced that it will assist Qatar with security measures during the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Turkey’s interior minister, Suleiman Soylu, announced in January that 3,250 security personnel would be temporarily deployed to Qatar for the athletic event. During the tournament, 3,000 riot police officers, 100 Turkish special forces, 50 bomb detection dogs and their handlers, 50 bomb experts, and other personnel will be on duty for approximately 45 days. The signing ceremony was held in the Italian capital, and it is part of ongoing cooperation agreements between Doha and the defense ministries of nations competing in the tournament to secure the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Soylu also stated to Al Jazeera that Ankara had trained 677 Qatari security officials in 38 different professional fields. “Slovakia and NATO’s Joint CBRN Defence Centre of Excellence in the Czech Republic will provide training against threats posed by Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) materials,” the North Atlantic alliance explained in a statement. subscribe to our newsletter! By checking this box, you confirm that you have read and agree to our terms of use for the storage of data submitted via this form. Morocco will also reportedly send a team of cybersecurity experts to Qatar ahead of the World Cup, according to Rabat-based media outlets. France agreed to send personnel and material to the Gulf state during the same month, including a BASSALT anti-drone system that detects and identifies incoming drones. This came just days after Morocco’s General Directorate of National Security and General Directorate of Territorial Surveillance (DGSN-DGST) director paid a visit to the Lusail stadium, which will host the World Cup’s final match in December. Closer to the Gulf state, Morocco said in June that it sent “thousands” of police officers to Qatar to help the Gulf nation beef up security for the upcoming event.

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