Bundesliga News: Kahn says talks with Qatari sponsors will take place after the World Cup

    Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn has promised the club will “find a solution” amid continued criticism of Bundesliga champions’ commercial collaboration with Qatar Airways.

    It is reported that this is the last season in Bayern’s five-year contract with the Qatari state-owned enterprise, which is the official airline partner of the German club.

    Many members of the Bayern club have called for an end to the relationship, citing concerns about human rights standards in the country that will host the upcoming World Cup.

    Those views were raised at last year’s AGM and the topic was also discussed at Bayern’s 2022 AGM on Saturday, but Kahn said talks with the sponsor would not take place until the final in Qatar 2022.

    In July, Bayern hosted a round table at the Allianz Arena specifically for Qatar, which was attended by Kahn and Bayern President Herbert Heiner, as well as others, including World Cup Committee Chairman Hassan Al-Thawady and the Qatari Ambassador to Berlin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Saud Al Thani. .

    While updating the members on Saturday, Kahn said: “Some fans – and I respect that – are very critical of the collaboration with Qatar Airways. That is why we have met with dedicated members several times since the AGM and exchanged views.

    “Next meetings have already been scheduled. We remain in dialogue. And that’s very important to me.”

    Quoted on Bayern’s website, Kahn added: “We will continue to discuss this topic intensively with our partner Qatar Airways after the World Cup. We will weigh everything and find a solution for Bayern.

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