Elisabeth Borne has « not planned to go to Qatar »

“We can indeed note that the conditions of construction of the stadiums can raise questions”, in particular affirmed Thursday the Prime Minister, with Konbini News.

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Élisabeth Borne said on Thursday October 6 that she had no « not planning to go to Qatar » for the FIFA World Cup, while the host country is criticized because of the situation of immigrant workers and the environmental cost of the competition. « I have no plans to go to Qatar for the World Cup »replied the Prime Minister, questioned on the subject by Konbini News.

« I think our team will go to Qatar, and no doubt the Minister of Sports will have to go and support them »however, said the Prime Minister in this video published Thursday. « Then we can actually note that the construction conditions of the stadiums can raise questions »added Elisabeth Borne.

The deputies La France insoumise recently denounced the organization of this « filthy cut » in this Gulf state (November 19-December 18), denouncing « the mistreatment of immigrant workers » and the « open-air air-conditioned matches »claiming a « strong political response from the French authorities ».

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The debate had also agitated the hemicycle of the Assembly last August, during the ratification of a partnership between France and Qatar on the security of the competition. France will send around 220 experts on site – GIGN, anti-drone control, mine clearance or search for explosives – to contribute to the security of the event, as part of an agreement signed in Doha on March 5, 2021. many French cities – Paris, Marseille, Lille, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Rennes, Strasbourg… – have also announced that they are boycotting the competition, the matches of which they will not broadcast on the big screen.

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