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The Qatar Football Association (QFA) and the Iran Football Association signed a cooperation agreement on Thursday at Al Bidda Tower in Doha.
Prior to the signing ceremony, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Thani, President of the QFA received Mehdi Taj, President of the IFA and Ali Kafashian (Vice President Iran FA & Vice President AFC) in his office to discuss matters of mutual interest while stressing on the importance of building on the relationship between the two associations and developing it further in the future for the mutual benefit of both parties.
Also present were Soud Al Mohanadi, Vice-President of QFA Mansour Al Ansari, Secretary General of QFA and Ali Daoud, Executive Director of President office, QFA.
The QFA has signed the agreement with the IFA as part of its ongoing strategy to develop football in Qatar and enhance its relationship with its various Asian and global counterparts.
The agreement will also contribute to the development of bilateral relations between the two countries, and focus on matters of mutual interest which will aim to enhance the development of football in Qatar and Iran.
The upcoming period will witness the establishment of a joint working group which will study the legal frameworks in detail in order to activate the agreement.
A plan of action will also be prepared, which will include a report on the most important achievements, schedule of activities and events that will bring together the two associations in the coming period.
In recent years, QFA has also signed several agreements with its Yemeni, Palestinian, German, Italian, Pakistani, and Kyrgyz counterparts, aiming at strengthening its' relations with various federations across all continents.
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