(MENAFN- The Peninsula) QNA
Doha: Director-General of the Arab Labor Organization (ALO) H E Fayez Ali Al Mutairi stressed that Qatar is one of the main partners of the organisation and one of its supporters, along with other Arab countries.
Al Mutairi valued the major reforms made by Qatar regarding the labour sector and labour environment as workers benefited from them, according to many.
In a related context, His Excellency praised the protection Qatar provided to everyone living in it, including workers, during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide and distributing vaccines to everyone without discrimination.
In an exclusive interview with Qatar News Agency (QNA), he stressed the huge and remarkable success achieved by the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, which Qatar hosted recently, saying that it reflects the ability of Arab and Islamic countries to host such mega events and represents a source of pride for all Arab countries and people without exception.
Al Mutairi also congratulated H H the Amir, the government, and the people of Qatar on this huge and distinguished success that was achieved on Arabian soil. With persistence and determination while preserving Arab religious values and authentic traditions, the State of Qatar successfully passed all the challenges over the past few years in its journey to host the World Cup.
Al Mutairi noted that Qatar received world acclaim during its hosting of the World Cup and achieved significant gains for all Arab countries, as the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 proved that Qatar is capable of hosting mega events and occasions.
He indicated that Qatar granted workers, as well as all visitors and football fans, everything they needed for a whole month. No complaints were received, and no one got hurt, which shows Qatar's keenness for the safety and security of everyone, especially during that global football event.
Al Mutairi recalled a report he wrote and submitted to International Labor Organization (ILO) praising Qatar's interest in all workers in 2016 when he visited workers' accommodations in Qatar.
The Director-General of the ALO valued Qatar's effective role in the ILO and its continuous support for Arab issues, as Qatar is the Arab group's coordinator at the ILO and seeks to unify their stances in international labor issues of common interest.
He stressed the distinguished role of Qatari women in the field of public work and the business sector and their assumption of various leadership positions.
Al Mutairi noted that the ALO is participating in the 42nd meeting of the Council of Arab Ministers of Social Affairs chaired by Minister of Social Development and Family H E Maryam bint Ali bin Nasser Al Misnad.
He also said that the unemployment level in the Arab world exceeded millions, exceeding 20 percent, pointing to that the Arab world needs millions of job opportunities, especially after the COVID-19 negative repercussions, which disrupted the economy and jobs, which confirms the need of many developed and developing countries to benefit from entrepreneurship and small projects and to reduce the burden on Arab governments.
ALO launched a biennial strategy on employment, as well as several reports on employment and unemployment in the Arab world, and how to benefit from the seas surrounding the Arab world, as well as from agricultural facilities, many farms and green areas in the Arab regions, he said. Al Mutairi highlighted the need to support small projects and productive families while benefiting in this context through the exchange of expertise among the Arab countries.
He stressed the need for education outputs to always comply with the requirements of labour markets.