The Portuguese ambassador in Qatar, Paulo Pocinho, was reportedly summoned by the Qatari government in connection with “hostile” statements by senior Portuguese officials about human rights violations in the country.
According to CNN Portugal, Pocinho will have met with the Qatari deputy prime minister, who let him know that the demonstrations against the country are not acceptable, and that the emirate will not take more drastic measures just in the name of friendship between the two countries.
Marcelo defends going to the World Cup and guarantees: “The day after tomorrow I will be talking about human rights in Qatar”
This information follows the controversy of the last week, centered on the debate on whether Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, and other state figures, should or should not travel to Qatar to personally support the team in the World Cup.
Recently, Marcelo, after the criticism received, stressed that Portugal maintains “diplomatic relations with the majority of the states of the world and the vast majority are not democratic” and guaranteed that he will speak about the issue of human rights when he is in the country.
Previously, the Prime Minister, António Costa, had already stated that when the Portuguese political leaders went to Qatar, they would simply be supporting the team and not “the violation of human rights in Qatar and the violation of human rights and discrimination Women’s”. in Qatar”.