Even though Ivanka Trump has indicated that she will be avoiding politics as her father gears up for his second Presidential run, she and her husband Jared Kushner still have international contacts that were on display at the FIFA World Cup. They were seen chatting with the prime minister of Qatar: Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani at a match at Lusail stadium.

Kushner was famously put in charge of the Middle East while working for the Donald Trump White House, including leading peace relations in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, without having any foreign policy experience. Kushner also helped broker a deal between Saudi Arabia and Qatar which ended the Qatar diplomatic crisis, which may have put him in the good graces of the country’s prime minister.

The governing body of the world cup, FIFA, has been criticized for hosting the games in Qatar because of its known record of abuse of migrant workers. The Qatari government claimed that only 37 deaths occurred at the World Cup Stadiums between 2014 and 2020, but one report from The Guardian claims that over 6,000 workers have actually died since 2010 when Qatar was first awarded hosting duties.

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