Extended meeting on the preparations of the city of Agadir for the 2030 Football World Cup

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Interior Minister Abdelouafi Laftit chaired, on Wednesday at the headquarters of the Wilaya of the Souss-Massa region, an extended meeting devoted to examining the progress of the city of Agadir’s preparations for the organization of the 2030 Football World Cup.

This meeting, which was attended by the president of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF), Fouzi Lekjaa, and the wali of the Souss-Massa region, governor of the Agadir Ida-Outanane prefecture, Said Amzazi, brought together the various stakeholders involved in these preparations.

On this occasion, an update was made on the development and infrastructure projects intended to enable the city of Agadir to be at the rendezvous of this global football event, in accordance with the requirements of the International Football Federation (FIFA), with an emphasis on infrastructure related to stadiums, training sites, air transport and mobility, in addition to accommodation, connectivity and sustainable development.

Furthermore, the presentation of integrated management mechanisms for the projects planned as part of these preparations was carried out with a view to strengthening the monitoring, governance, control and implementation of the projects within the allotted time.

Speaking at this meeting, Mr. Laftit highlighted the major contribution of the Agadir Urban Development Program (PDU) 2020-2024, launched by HM King Mohammed VI, to promoting the tourist and economic attractiveness of the city.

He stressed the need to mobilize all stakeholders as well as all the necessary means to accelerate the implementation of the projects launched in the city of Agadir in order to be ready on time and contribute to the success of the organization of the 2030 Football World Cup in Morocco, as well as the sporting events that the Kingdom will host before this global event, in particular the African Cup of Nations (CAN Morocco-2025).

For his part, Mr. Lekjaa stressed in a statement to the press at the end of this meeting, that this meeting takes place within the framework of monitoring the progress of preparations for the organization by Morocco of mega-sporting events including the 2030 Football World Cup.

And to add that the city of Agadir, thanks in particular to the PDU, its strong potential in terms of infrastructure in addition to its rich cultural and civilizational heritage, is qualified to host major international sporting events.

This meeting comes after an expanded meeting was held in Rabat as part of the intense preparations for hosting the 2030 World Cup alongside Spain and Portugal. A similar meeting was also held in Fez and Casablanca.

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