Pakistan have affirmed their support to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Friday after the country announced its intention to host the FIFA World Cup in 2034.
In a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan confirmed their backing for the Saudi bid to host the prestigious competition.
“Following the announcement by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of its intention to host the FIFA World Cup in 2034, Pakistan affirms its support for the Saudi bid to host the tournament. We wish our Saudi brothers all success in this endeavour and are certain that Saudi Arabia will host a most memorable FIFA World Cup,” the Foreign Office spokesperson said in a statement.
Saudi Arabia had announced on Wednesday its intention to bid to host the 2034 FIFA World Cup.
Led by the Saudi Arabian Football Federation, the bid for 2034 intends to deliver a world-class tournament and will draw inspiration from Saudi Arabia’s ongoing social and economic transformation and the Kingdom’s deep-rooted passion for football.
Saudi Arabia’s inaugural bid is backed by the Kingdom’s growing experience of hosting world-class football events and its ongoing plans to welcome fans across the world to the 2023 FIFA Club World Cup and 2027 AFC Asian Cup.
Reflecting on the intention to bid, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman emphasised that Saudi Arabia’s desire to bid for the 2034 FIFA World Cup is a reflection of the Kingdom’s progress in all sectors.
The Kingdom has quickly emerged as a leading hub and an international destination for hosting major events thanks to its rich cultural heritage, economic strength, and the ambition of its people.