October 6, 2022

SSOC to outline Qatar’s security readiness for World Cup

The Safety & Security Operations Committee (SSOC) of the Security Committee FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will organise the final Security Last-Mile Conference from May 22-23, with the participation of local, regional and international stakeholders and partners.
The Safety & Security Operations Committee (SSOC) on Saturday organised a press conference to announce the details of the final security mile conference for the tournament.
Maj. Gen. Eng. Abdul Aziz Abdullah Al Ansari, Head of the Safety & Security Operations Committee for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, said the conference will be held under the patronage of Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani. The PM is also the Chairman of the Security Committee at the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC).
The conference will outline the security readiness of Qatar to host the FIFA World Cup 2022, which aims to stand on the latest security preparations for the tournament. It will seek to identify the latest preparations for the tournament, enhance police cooperation and monitor the implementation of plans and strategies in collaboration with local, regional and international stakeholders. The event will also ensure cooperation between tournament organizers and qualified countries.
He added that the conference will be attended by many high-level personalities representing the qualified countries for the World Cup, in addition to representatives from the United Nations, the International Football Association (FIFA), a number of international and regional organizations, and local partners.
The conference works include assessing security risks and challenges, security planning methods, special security measures, tournament facilities, securing fans, means of transportation, and all that is related to the security aspect of the tournament.
Major General Al Ansari stressed that in order to ensure the highest levels of security for all fans during the 2022 World Cup, the International Police Cooperation Center (IPCC) established in Doha, acts as an operations room that is managed and supervised by the committee to achieve its objectives, also a group of young national officers with outstanding skills was included to the center.
Brigadier General Ibrahim Khalil Al Mohannadi, Head of the Legal Affairs and Communication Unit of the Committee, referred to the role of the International Police Cooperation Center (IPCC), which is concerned with coordinating procedures and exchanging information between representatives of international police agencies from qualified countries and representatives from international organizations, with the aim of enhancing security and safety during the World cup period.
The centre works on exchanging information between representatives of the international police services and Qatar, with the aim of exchanging information and managing crises during the World Cup. The centre has prominent cooperation with the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol).
He added that the conference will be an opportunity to further enhance cooperation and communication with countries and international and regional organizations.
For his part, Brigadier Abdullah Al Muftah, Head of Media, explained that the conference will witness a discussion of many important themes and topics, noting that the Safety & Security Operation Committee has sought to implement its security strategy and plans in the field for training and rehabilitation, and to enhance international and regional cooperation with brotherly and friendly countries, in addition to carrying out many exercises with wide local and international participation, with the aim of making this edition of the World Cup the safest and most secure.