Interior Ministry 'ready to secure' FIFA World Cup
August 29 2019 11:18 PM
HE the Director of Public Security Staff Major General Saad bin Jassim al-Khulaifi presents a mement
HE the Director of Public Security Staff Major General Saad bin Jassim al-Khulaifi presents a memento to a US official at the closing ceremony of the course.


HE the Director of Public Security Staff Major General Saad bin Jassim al-Khulaifi said on Thursday the Ministry of Interior was ready to take responsibility for securing the FIFA World Cup 2022 and to address all potential risks associated with the major sporting event.

He was speaking during the closing ceremony of the 'crisis management and major accidents course' organised by the ministry and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

A number of officers from various departments of the ministry that are in charge of carrying out the field tasks of the security plan during the 2022 World Cup attended the course.

Al-Khulaifi said the course was important as it dealt with a major sport taking place in Qatar.

He praised the efforts made by the authorities in the ministry, which were tasked with organising the course.

Al-Khulaifi expressed thanks to the FBI for providing participants with advanced experience and skills in crisis management.

Director of Planning and Quality Department at the ministry Brigadier Abdul Rahman Majid al-Sulaiti said the course sought to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to deal with major security crises and emergencies and to prioritise potential hazards.

It also taught participants to develop appropriate scenarios to confront these hazards and then take the necessary actions.

He noted the existing co-operation and co-ordination with the US side in the field of qualifying and training for the ministry's officers and in other areas related to securing the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Al-Sulaitiadded that the ministry has prepared a public security plan for FIFA World Cup 2022 to link all concerned authorities in the country in order to achieve security and protection from potential risks and various threats that may be faced during the event.

He said that the course comes within the framework of the plan with the aim of enhancing the capabilities and skills of the security staff using the latest and most sophisticated means and methods of work that ensure the safety of the people and sports facilities.

The participants received lectures on crisis management, risk assessment, prioritisation of planning, implementation of response manual procedures, building crisis management strategies, event management, role distribution, using volunteers to handle disasters, public awareness role in disaster and disaster reduction, as well as practical crisis management scenarios.

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