AMMAN — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said on Friday that Qatar will compensate retired Jordanian military personnel who had engaged for a short period in security and protection services related to preparations for the FIFA World Cup, based on individual agreements with a private company, the Jordanian news agency, Petra, reported.
He added that these retirees will return to the Kingdom.
Ministry spokesman Sinan Al-Majali said the decision was made after several retirees, representing others, attended a meeting at the Jordanian Embassy in Doha with Ambassador Zaid Mufleh Al-Lawzi. The meeting, which lasted for hours, also brought together representatives of the Jordanian community in Qatar.
The Qatari government said it would pay $1,500 per pensioner and arrange round-trip airfare. the sum is in addition to the amount they had received from the private company under the terms of the contract, as a contribution from the Qatari government, “to solve the problem”, Majali said.
Some 6,000 Jordanian pensioners had been individually contracted by a private company to work for a limited period, until the end of the World Cup, to provide security and protection.
Majali said the ministry, through the Jordanian Embassy in Qatar, coordinated with relevant authorities to investigate the breach of contractual obligations by the contracting private security company, to ensure that appropriate measures are taken, in accordance with the law.
“Qatar’s hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup is an achievement for all Arabs,” the spokesperson said, expressing the Kingdom’s desire to make the tournament a success.
Expressing his pride in the military retirees, Majali expressed his confidence in the ability of the Jordanians to resolve the issue in accordance with Qatari law.
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