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Arab Summit unanimously support Morocco’s bid to host 2026 world cup

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Kigali: The 29th Arab Summit held on April 15, 2018 in the Saudi Arabian city of Dhahran, unanimously adopted a decision to support Morocco's candidacy for organizing the FIFA World Cup tournament in 2026.

“The decision of the Summit commits all member states to provide the necessary support for the Moroccan candidacy, thanks to the close relations and the many links that unite Arab countries and participation in strengthening and consolidation to serve the interests of the people and to realize their hopes,” a statement from the Moroccan Embassy in Kigali said.

On March 17, 2018, Morocco presented in Casablanca the outline of its "Bid book", its candidature for the organizing the World Cup tournament in 2026.

The renovation and construction of sports facilities are underway, Morocco plans to invest over US $3 billion, out of a total budget of US $15.8 billion allocated to the organization of the global sports event. (End)

 

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