World Cup in Qatar: operation seduction inside the federal Bern – rts.ch

World Cup in Qatar: operation seduction inside the federal Bern – rts.ch

Two months earlier than the very controversial World Cup in Qatar, the organizers and soccer authorities are working with Swiss parliamentarians. The representatives of Doha invited all elected officers to a reception across the World Cup subsequent Tuesday in Bern, RTS discovered.

The World Cup, which is able to begin in mid-November in Qatar, has been the topic of a lot criticism because it was awarded in 2010. To the suspicions of corruption had been added the controversies surrounding environmental points and, above all, the 1000’s of staff who died on the development websites.

Confronted with these criticisms, elected officers underneath the Federal Dome appear to be prime targets by way of communication. All of them have obtained in latest days an invite to a reception in Bern, within the presence of the Ambassador of Qatar Mohammad Jaham Al-Kuwari and the Secretary Normal of FIFA, the Senegalese Fatma Samoura.

“I do not need to be concerned within the group of the World Cup”

Against this match, many parliamentarians instantly threw out the Qatari invitation. That is the case of the Geneva Inexperienced nationwide councilor Nicolas Walder: “I can perceive that some folks for whom soccer is extra necessary than human rights go there. Personally, I do not need to go, like I do not need to be concerned within the group of this World Cup.”

The Genevan believes that parliamentarians have an obligation to speak concerning the situations surrounding the World Cup: “It’s as much as us to be vigilant by continuously recalling that behind the veneer of this occasion, there are legal guidelines and acts that don’t are usually not superb, which ought to change. It’s as much as us to take action, however not in one of these reception.”

>> Nicolas Walder’s interview in La Matinale:

Operation seduction of parliamentarians earlier than Qatar: interview with Nicolas Walder (Greens / GE) / La Matinale / 1 min. / immediately at 06:30

“It is very important communicate with these folks”

Others, just like the Saint-Gallois UDC Roland Rino Büchel, intend to go there. “I will go and I actually hope that the individuals who promised to be there are certainly there, in order that we are able to ask crucial questions.”

What does he count on? “We’ll see what they are saying, however it’s necessary to talk with these folks. You possibly can’t criticize after which not hearken to what they should say. I feel progress has been made, however I need to see the proof.”

>> Rino Büchel’s interview in La Matinale:

Operation seduction of parliamentarians earlier than Qatar: interview with Roland Büchel (UDC / SG) / La Matinale / 44 sec. / immediately at 06:23

What would be the message from the Doha representatives? How will local weather impression and human rights be addressed this Tuesday? Contacted by RTS, the Qatar Embassy has thus far not responded.

The ASF additionally invitations parliamentarians

Signal of a sure unease two months earlier than the World Cup, the soccer authorities are refining their communication technique and their agenda. The Swiss Soccer Affiliation (ASF) additionally needs to convey its message to elected officers. She has invited a number of parliamentarians to a gathering subsequent Friday.

The invitation obtained by the RTS mentions the query of human rights in Qatar, but in addition the targets and the “social duty” of the Swiss soccer group.

Radio topic: Julien Bangerter

Net adaptation: Mathieu Henderson

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