The Safety & Security Operations Committee (SSOC) of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and FIFA have signed the official FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Security Concept of Operations.
The document outlines all operational aspects relating to tournament security and was developed jointly between the SSOC, FIFA, the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy and the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC.
The document was signed by HE SSOC Chairman Maj Gen Eng Abdulaziz Abdullah al-Ansari on the Qatari side and Director of Safety, Security & Access at FIFA Helmut Spahn on the FIFA side in the presence of a number of members of the Committee and FIFA.
Maj Gen al-Ansari said, "The signing of this document is an important step in our preparations for hosting a safe and secure FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. We are pleased with the close and strategic cooperation we have with FIFA in this regard, as well as all other partners involved in tournament security."
For his part, Director of Safety, Security & Access at FIFA Helmut Spahn praised the work done to prepare the document, which covers all functional and comprehensive areas, as it was prepared as a result of intense team work, considering it a major step in the successful holding of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 .
"This was a very important day for all of us and a major step towards delivering the best FIFA World Cup ever, especially in the field of safety and security. We really appreciate the hard work put into it by HE Major General al-Ansari and his team, as well the host country's guarantees to make this event safe and secure. This concept is the basis for that. It is a living document, which will also consider learnings from the FIFA Arab Cup later this year," he added.