DHAHRAN, SAID ARABIA– Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, Nasser Bourita, says the 29th Arab Summit held in the Saudi city of Dhahran this week has unanimously affirmed its support for Morocco’s bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
Bourita told journalists after the summit ended Sunday that the Arab League “unanimously affirmed its support for Morocco’s bid to host the 2016 FIFA World Cup and called on all (member) States to provide full and unwavering support to this bid”.
The 29th Arab summit was held Sunday with the participation of Morocco’s Prince Moulay Rachid, who represented ing Mohammed VI.
The summit was attended by several kings, princes, head of States and governments as well as representatives of Arab States, in addition to numerous officials of various international and regional organizations.
Meanwhile, South Africa will support Morocco’s bid to host the 2026 World Cup, said the President of the South African Football Association (SAFA), Danny Jordaan, on Monday.
He added that South Africa would bring “unconditional support” to Morocco for hosting the World Cup for the second time in Africa.
He said in a statement that it would be great for Africa to organize this competition for a second time.
Morocco’s candidacy is that of Africa, said Jordaan, while expressing his willingness to do his best so that the entire African continent rallies behind the Moroccan candidacy.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK