Qatar-German spat eases after Berlin’s inside minister says vital feedback had been ‘misinterpreted’.
German inside minister Nancy Faeser will attend her crew’s opening match on the World Cup in Qatar, she confirmed throughout a go to to Doha, the place she was obtained by Prime Minister and Minister of the Inside Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani.
Faeser, who can also be Germany’s minister for sport, was visiting the Qatari capital on Tuesday within the shadow of a current diplomatic spat between the 2 nations over alleged mistreatment of migrant employees and the LGBTQ neighborhood.
In a current tv interview, Faeser questioned whether or not Qatar ought to stage the event, prompting the international ministry to summon the German ambassador.
However in Doha, Faeser mentioned that her current remarks concerning Qatar’s internet hosting of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 have been misinterpreted.
Faeser mentioned she appreciates Doha’s preparations to host the event, and the excellent and sustainable labour reforms it has applied, state-run Qatar Information Company (QNA) reported.
“It is very important assist the nation of Qatar in groundbreaking reforms,” Faeser mentioned on Tuesday on the finish of the two-day go to to the nation.
“That’s the reason I’ve determined to proceed to be a part of the method and journey to the primary match of the German crew.”
Faeser mentioned Sheikh Khalid had provided her a “assure of security” for LGBTQ followers through the event.
“All folks, regardless of the place they arrive from, who they love and what they imagine in, have to be secure on the World Cup,” she mentioned.
Based on QNA, Sheikh Khalid reiterated that Qatar “welcomes all guests through the World Cup”, because it sees the event as a chance for the world to find out about Qatar’s tradition and values.”
He additionally careworn his confidence within the guests’ understanding and respect for the traditions and values of Qatari society.
Sheikh Khalid additionally emphasised the necessity to handle “misinformation in regards to the state of labour and human rights in Qatar”, highlighting the labour reforms Doha has undertaken – steps counseled by varied human rights teams and United Nations our bodies.
The reforms have included modifying labour legal guidelines and practices, abolishing exit visas, permitting workers to vary their employer with out prior authorisation, setting a minimal wage for employees, in addition to establishing a fund to assist employees and their rights.
Germany would “proceed to assist reforms in Qatar after the World Cup to additional enhance the lives of migrant employees and the human rights state of affairs”, Faeser mentioned.
Germany will play Japan of their opening match of the event on November 23.
— وكالة الأنباء القطرية (@QatarNewsAgency) November 1, 2022
[Translation: HE the prime minister and minister of the interior receives Germany’s minister of the interior]