FIFA President Gianni Infantino welcomed the historic declaration of reconciliation between the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council, which was signed during the 41st summit hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Karim Benzema, the star of Real Madrid, expressed his happiness with the reconciliation.
Benzema (33 years), a Frenchman of Algerian origin, tweeted on his official Twitter account with the flags of Saudi Arabia and Qatar, commenting, “Praise be to God.”
🇸🇦 🇶🇦……. #Alhamdulillah 🤲🏼
– Karim Benzema (@Benzema) January 6, 2021
FIFA praised the Gulf reconciliation on its official website, and affirmed that the support of the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries for the final statement of the summit reaffirms the importance of solidarity and stability in the region and aims to restore cooperation between all member states to its natural path.
FIFA President welcomes landmark agreement between Gulf countries
➡️ https://t.co/k2N6542kW5 pic.twitter.com/eNB4ZutTlL
– FIFA Media (@fifamedia) January 6, 2021
Infantino said, “FIFA congratulates all members of the Gulf Cooperation Council with the announcement, which is a very positive step for the region on the path to reconciliation. Football has shown during this crisis to be a unique exchange platform for the peoples of the Gulf, and I am sure that the game will continue to unify the region in the near future.”
“The Arab Cup (to be organized by Qatar) at the end of this year will bring together 22 Arab countries, unite millions of fans from the entire region, and it will be an important step in Qatar’s preparations for the 2022 World Cup,” the FIFA president added.
“This will be the first edition of the World Cup in the Middle East and the Arab world, and it will be a unique opportunity for the entire region,” Infantino said. To unite and shine on the world stage. “