HE the Prime Minister: The State of Qatar achieved great results from hosting the World Cup

13 April 2023

His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, highlighted that the State of Qatar has achieved great results on various economic and political aspects through its hosting of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.

In an interview with Qatar TV, His Excellency said that the tournament contributed to accelerating the implementation of development projects, in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030.

Hosting global events is part of Qatar’s soft diplomacy, stated His Excellency the Prime Minister, noting that Qatar’s efforts are meant for “proving its existence and protecting its security.”

The Government is improving the level of services provided to generate revenues and enhance its resources, His Excellency added, indicating that government services today are based on customer satisfaction. Several initiatives have also been launched in this area to contribute to providing the best level of services.

His Excellency the Prime Minister also noted the progress achieved in Qatari employment in the private sector, stressing the importance of the Government’s transparent job-seeker platform, which provides opportunities to citizens whilst ensuring the highest levels of training.

His Excellency also addressed topics around the State’s annual budget for the education and health sectors, which make up 20% of the State’s general budget. Praising the efficiency of Qatar’s health sector, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, His Excellency stressed the essential role the education sector in supporting all other sectors. His Excellency further said that, for His Highness the Amir of the State of Qatar, the education sector holds the highest regard.

His Excellency also commended the strong performance and perspectives of the Qatari economy, highlighting the lower-than-average inflation rates of Qatar and adding that the Qatari economy had achieved a 38-fold jump in 30 years.

His Excellency the Prime Minister reaffirmed the critical role of the Qatar Investment Authority as a fund serving as an insurance policy for future generations.

Announcing the prospective launch of the 3rd (and final) development plan to achieve the Qatar National Vision 2030, His Excellency stated that it would “include ambitious plans aimed at reaching a goal better than where we are today.”

Answering an audience question on the retirement law and its executive regulations, His Excellency said that Qatar’s minimum pension salaries are one of the best in the world, and it may be comparable to the maximum salaries in other countries.