Qatar has denied some recent reports that have appeared in the German media, urging them not to make hasty statements without first verifying the facts.
Qatar responded to the false reports through a statement issued by its embassy in Berlin, seeking to explain the facts to the German public.
In this connection, Qatar's ambassador to Germany HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohamed bin Saud al-Thani said the reports in the German media about negotiations between Qatar Airways and the German Football Association (DFB), regarding sponsorships or funding, were incorrect.
"Contrary to press reports, there have been no negotiations or discussions between Qatar Airways and the German Football Association about sponsorship or other funding. Qatar Airways has been contacted by the German Football Association with this request, but there has been no response," he said in an interview with a German website, stressing that Qatar Airways is not considering entering into such negotiations.
HE Sheikh Abdullah said Qatar was looking forward to hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup with "great joy, enthusiasm and gratitude", indicating that the current issue in Germany about the airline was surprising because it was based on false statements.
Qatar Airways is a trusted airline that had helped many Germans return to their country from various parts from the world in 2020 during the difficult Covid-19 times, when other carriers had halted their operations.
The embassy has stressed that it is fully prepared to respond to any enquiries of the German media in order to communicate the facts without any distortion.
Meanwhile, local Qatari daily Arrayah observed that the German media has circulated a lot of mistaken news about Qatar of late, which does not reflect the real situation. Such reports are strange and surprising as they reiterate the same lies or based on old information, ignoring the major reforms introduced by Qatar regarding the Labour Law, as well as the distinguished record of Qatar in human rights.
Many expatriate communities live in Qatar and they are most welcome, respected and appreciated. They enjoy safety, security, stability and welfare. However, the German media put out a baseless story built on exaggerated reports, articles and coverage that are meant to show Qatar as a country that does not respect human rights and does not follow international conventions and agreements.
In reality, the daily noted, Qatar is not like the this and the country is actually on top of international indices for peace and safety as well as in providing health and education services to citizens, expatriates and many others around the world, especially refugees and migrants.
Further, the latest reforms of the Labour Law have won the support and praise of the United Nations and other prestigious international organisations, which have seen in reality the impact of such reforms on workers and all inhabitants of the country.
Besides, Qatar works on enhancing international collaborations in facing crises and disasters. Qatar's quick response to the Covid-19 pandemic is also is also noteworthy, as it has sent medical aid to some 88 countries to help them face the pandemic.
Also, Qatar Airways has actively participated in helping thousands of stranded people return to their countries, while other airliners abandoned them. Further, Qatar's national carrier has helped in delivering vaccines to many countries and people around the world to help in the efforts made to combat the pandemic.