Thursday, February 29, 2024

Qatar World Cup Gets a Big Surprise from China: Giant Panda

China announced Monday that it will give Qatar two giant pandas to mark the World Cup being held in the Gulf state.

China’s ambassador to Doha, Zhou Jian, said that “Suhail” and “Soraya” would arrive in Qatar in October, ahead of the 32-nation tournament that starts November 20.

The planet’s most populous nation did not qualify for the World Cup but Chinese companies have been involved in the construction of mega projects around the event.

“This is a gift presented by the 1.4 billion Chinese people for the Qatar World Cup, and will surely become a new symbol of China-Qatar friendship,” the envoy said at a reception.

Suhail is the name of one of the brightest stars visible in the Gulf region, while Soraya is the Arabic name for the Pleiades star cluster.

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Teodora Torrendo
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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.

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