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FIFA President Gianni Infantino meets with UAE President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Abu Dhabi: President His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Wednesday welcomed Gianni Infantino, President of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), who is visiting the country to attend the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup tournament in Dubai.

The meeting, held at Qasr Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi, discussed the collaborative relationship between the UAE and FIFA, particularly the organization of global sports tournaments, and ways to further support and enhance this cooperation.

UAE President Welcomes Fifa President

UAE president Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan with FIFA president Gianni Infantino also discussed the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup UAE 2024 Dubai and the factors contributing to the success of the tournament, particularly infrastructure and organization, cooperation between relevant local entities and FIFA.

Sheikh Mohammed underlined the UAE’s commitment to sports as a key element of its vision for comprehensive and sustainable development. He highlighted how global sporting events play an important role in building bridges and promoting mutual understanding across the world, especially among the youth, enriching their values and fostering competitive spirit.

Mr. Infantino expressed his appreciation for the strong cooperation and coordination between the UAE and FIFA and praised the country’s advanced sporting infrastructure, which positions it as a prime location to host major international sporting events.

Sheikh Khalid joins Abu Dhabi Crown Prince bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan (Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan), Representative of the Governor of Al Dhafra Region; Sheikh Saif bin Mohammed Al Nahyan; Sheikh Nahyan Jan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Zayed Charity and Humanitarian Foundation; Lieutenant General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Internal Affairs; Sheikh Hamid bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Zayed Habitat Organization (ZHO); Sheikh Taiab bin Mohammed bin Zayed Yed Al Nahyan, Director, Development and Martyrs Office.

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