The Security and Safety Operations Committee (SSOC) of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 has begun the security "monitoring" programme in co-operation with the tournament organisers and the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol), Project Stadia.
The five-day programme comes within the framework of the SSOC’s international co-operation strategy with the countries that will host the 2026 World Cup (Canada, Mexico and the US), with the aim of transferring Qatari expertise in securing the World Cup, and informing the participants of the security preparations made by Qatar, and the most prominent security strategies used in the tournament.
Lieutenant-Colonel Ali Mohamed al-Ali, the executive director of the Office of the chairman of the SSOC and head of the Planning and Follow-up Unit of the committee, presented the stages of security preparations to secure the World Cup, starting with the decision to form the committee and its units and the terms of reference of each unit, and planning for the implementation of the tasks assigned to it and the subsequent procedures.
He also reviewed the mechanism and procedures for the work of the security teams responsible for securing the tournament, the training, equipment and courses that were carried out during the previous years, and the most prominent projects and security scenarios that were implemented, as well as the co-ordination mechanisms between the security authorities and other related topics.
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