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  HE the GCCSG Congratulates His Highness the Emir of the State of Qatar on the Occasion of Winning the 2023 Asian Football Cup

General Secretariat - Riyadh

His Excellency Mr Jasem Mohamed Albudaiwi, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), extended his congratulations to His Highness Shaikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, on the occasion of the Qatari team’s victory in the 2023 Asian Football Cup.

His Excellency expressed his happiness and pride in this great sporting triumph, which is added to the list of milestones achieved by the State of Qatar, and contributes to strengthening Qatar’s position on the global football map, constituting a source of pride for all the people of the GCC countries. 

HE the Secretary General also praised the distinguished and professional organisation of the State of Qatar for this tournament, stressing that it reflects the rich sporting heritage of Qatar and strengthens its position as a hub for international sporting events. He further highlighted Qatar's success in organising the 2022 FIFA World Cup and its support for promoting the development of sports on regional and global levels.