The mission of the Minister of Culture, Arts and Sports Hon, Mohamed Mchengerwa, led by the Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr Saidi Yakubu, met and held a meeting with the Ambassador of Qatar in Dar es Salaam Hon. Hussain Ahmad Al Homaid on Tanzania’s participation in the World Cup.
The leaders held a joint meeting on June 23, 2022, at the Qatari Embassy Offices in Oyster Bay in Dar es Salaam as the World Cup will be held in Qatar this year 2022.
In their talks, they have agreed on both sides to work together in various areas, including using Tanzanian experts to participate in the preparation before, during and after the tournament as a great opportunity for Tanzania to learn how to organize international competitions.
Deputy Secretary-General Mr Yakubu also submitted to the Ambassador a request for Tanzanian youth to get part-time employment during the tournament held in Qatar.
In addition, in their talks, Deputy Secretary Mr Yakubu took the opportunity to welcome Qatar’s Ambassador to Tanzania, Hon Hussain Ahmad, to participate in the culmination of the World Kiswahili Day celebrations, which are being celebrated for the first time in the world after being approved by the 41st General Assembly of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) November 23, 2021, adopted resolution 41C/61 to announce July 7 each year as World Kiswahili Day.
During the ceremony, the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Hon Samia Suluhu Hassan, is expected to be the Official Guest of honour as the day intends to show the world that Swahili originates from Tanzania.
Ambassador Hon. Hussain said he had received the request and promised to act on it based on the good relations and cooperation between the two countries.