Posted on September 05, 2014
HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, held a meeting with the Handball World Championship Organising Committee on Tuesday to learn about the latest preparations carried out to host the 2015 tournament in Doha.
HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad al Thani, president of the 2015 Handball World Championship, who was also present, thanked the Prime Minister for his support. Doha will play host to the best handball players of the world in January next year. The meeting was also attended by Ahmed al Shaabi, deputy president of the Organizing Committee, Dr. Thani al Kuwari, director general of the championship and Mohammed Jaber al Mulla, sport operations committee chairman, Salah al Saadi, chairman of tournament services committee.
Also present was Nasser al Sulaiti, chairman of the finance committee, Abdullah al Hajri, chairman of the Administrative Committee, Sheikha Asmae al Thani, chairman of the marketing committee, Ahmed al Ziara, chairman of ceremony committee, Fahad al Yafei, chairman of facilities committee and Abdullah Yusuf al Mulla, chairman of media and broadcasting committee and the representative of the Security Committee. Dr. Thani al Kuwari presented a comprehensive report on the ongoing preparations of the organizing committee to the PM. All heads of committees also submitted their comprehensive reports regarding the progress of work within their respective committees and addressed obstacles and offered solutions.

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The PM has directed all the responsible members to pass on the updates regarding developments related to the event. The PM has also offered all kind of assistance if any of the committee faces any obstacle. HE Sheikh Joaan, who is the president of the Organising committee, thanked the PM for his support and keen interest in the project. HE Sheikh Abdullah also stressed on the fact that delays should be avoided on all costs and offered his full support in the matter too. Moreover, the PM expressed his happiness over the work done till now while thanking and congratulating HE Sheikh Joaan for his efforts.
HE Sheikh Joaan after thanking the PM for his continuous support, also appreciated the efforts of all the government and national institutions involved in the organisation of the mega event. He also pointed out that Qatar will once again be back as the centre point of the world sports after hosting this event.