Civil Protection

Qatar learns best practices in Porto

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The Commander of the Qatar National Police and Security Chief Officers of that Gulf country were in Porto to accompany the operational and assembly procedures regarding the European Nations League competition, which was hosted by Porto and Guimarães.

Qatar will play host to the finals competition of the Football World Cup, in 2022. The Mayor of Porto, Rui Moreira welcomed the delegation of Qatar, which included the Ambassador of Qatar in Lisbon, as well.

This meeting, held on 8 June, was also attended by the National Director of PSP (Public Security Police) and by the Porto Commander of the Porto PSP, who gathered at the Mayor of Porto official residence - Casa do Roseiral - to debate the concepts of the planning of events as the Nation's League event, namely civil protection mechanisms regarding safety and security.

The number of significant incidents was minimal, considering that the city of Porto welcomed over 50 thousand foreign football fans, including English, Swiss, and Dutch.

Porto City Hall, which was part of the Portuguese application to the first phase of the competition, proved exemplary behaviour in organising fan zones, monitoring mobilisation, security and urban cleanliness, as highlighted by the organisation, the UEFA and the Portuguese Football Federation, as well as foreign authorities, which attended the event.