Doha, 13 Nov. 2021
Lt. Col. Mubarak Al-Kaabi said that the exercise aims to enhance the roles of the concerned authorities while carrying out their regular tasks in addition to the task assigned o them during the forthcoming World Cup. The exercise will measure the speed of response to emergency situations, to activate the command and control mechanism and joint cooperation between military and civil authorities in order to achieve integration in their roles and implementation of their role.
He said that ‘Watan’ exercises aim to enhance close cooperation with the 13 participating forces of the friendly countries. It will ensure integration of efforts and cooperation to achieve the best security experiences in major sporting events hosted by the State of Qatar.
He added that preparations for the exercise began some time ago earlier, and a set of civilian and military scenarios were prepared based on previous experiences and potential events with the aim of testing readiness and integration of roles to ensure a safe hosting of sporting events hosted by the State of Qatar.