Omar Alghabra To Head For Middle East
Minister To Represent Canada at closing event to mark handover of hosting duties for 2026 FIFA World Cup
Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport, is taking part in a one-week tour to Qatar, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Egypt.
Alghabra will represent the Government of Canada at a closing event to mark the handover of hosting duties for the 2026 FIFA World Cup in North America, according to a news release.
He will be joined by representatives from the United States and Mexico. During his visit, the Minister will also meet his counterpart from Qatar.
He will also participate in a series of bilateral meetings with other government counterparts and industry representatives. In addition to strengthening ties and engaging partners in Canadian priorities, these meetings will allow identifying opportunities for collaboration, building on shared environmental interests such as sustainable aviation fuels and Egypt’s COP27 Presidency.
Over the course of the week, the minister will visit key transportation infrastructure across the region. As Canada looks to strengthen its supply chains by making them more fluid and resilient, this will be an opportunity to learn best practices from international partners.