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Qatar to compensate Jordanian military retirees at FIFA World Cup

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AMMAN — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said Friday that Qatar will compensate Jordanian military retirees who had joined for a short period to work in security and protection services related to the arrangements for the FIFA World Cup, based on individual agreements with a private company, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. اضافة اعلان

It added that these retirees will be returning to the Kingdom.

Ministry spokesperson Sinan Al-Majali said that the decision was reached after several retirees, representing others, attended a meeting at Jordan’s embassy in Doha with Ambassador Zaid Mufleh Al-Lawzi. The meeting, which lasted for hours, was attended by representatives of the Jordanian community in Qatar as well.

The Qatari government said it will pay $1,500 per retiree, and arrange for return air tickets; the sum is in addition to the amount they had received from the private company under the terms of the contract, as a contribution from the Qatari government, “to resolve the issue”, Majali said.

Some 6,000 Jordanian retirees had been individually contracted by a private company to work for a limited period, till after the conclusion of the World Cup, to provide security and protection.

Majali said that the ministry, through the Jordanian embassy in Qatar, has been coordinating with the relevant authorities to investigate whether contractual obligations were violated by the contracting private security company, to ensure that the appropriate measures are taken, in accordance with the law.

“Qatar’s hosting of the FIFA World Cup 2022 is an achievement for all Arabs,” the spokesperson said, expressing the Kingdom’s keenness to make the tournament successful.

Voicing pride in the military retirees, Majali expressed confidence in the Jordanians’ ability to address the issue in accordance with Qatari law.


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