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Cabinet hails Amir’s visit to Rwanda, Nigeria; ratified a raft of agreements

  • 24 April 2019
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Cabinet hails Amir’s visit to Rwanda, Nigeria; ratified a raft of agreements
QNA
Doha
Prime Minister HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al Thani chaired the Cabinet regular meeting held at its seat at the Amiri Diwan on Wednesday.
Following the meeting, HE Minister of Justice and Acting Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Dr. Issa bin Saad al Jafali al Nuaimi stated the following:
At the outset of the meeting, the Cabinet welcomed the outcomes of the state visit paid by HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani to the Republic of Rwanda from April 21 to 23, and to the Federal Republic of Nigeria yesterday (Tuesday).
The Cabinet affirmed that the talks between His Highness and HE the President of the Republic of Rwanda Paul Kagame, the memorandum of cooperation and the two memorandums of understanding signed during the visit, as well as His Highness talks with HE President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari, reflected the deep ties of friendship and cooperation between Qatar and the two countries, and embodied their joint willingness to develop them in various fields.
Meanwhile, the Council of Ministers reiterated Qatar's strong condemnation of the terrorist attacks on churches and hotels in the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka last Sunday, which killed hundreds and injured many others.
The Cabinet stressed that this appalling crime calls for a firm international position against violence and terrorism in all its forms whatever its motives.
The Council of Ministers expressed Qatar's solidarity with the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in the face of terrorism and offered condolences to Sri Lanka's Government, people and the families of the victims, wishing the injured a speedy recovery.
The Cabinet then considered the topics listed on its agenda as follows:
It approved a draft law amending certain provisions of Decree Law No. 10 of 1974 on the establishment of Qatar Petroleum and referred it to the Shura Council.
The Cabinet approved a draft decision of the Council of Ministers on a leave to care for a parent or relative.
Under the draft decision, a Qatari employee may be granted leave to care for a parent or relative up to the second degree with disabilities or those with illnesses that require their permanent accompaniment, upon a report from the competent medical authority.
It also approved a draft decision of the Minister of Commerce and Industry about the executive regulation of Law No. 1 of 2019 on the non-Qatari capital in economic activity.
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has prepared the draft decision within the framework of implementing the provisions of Law No. 1 of 2019 referred to above.
The Council of Ministers approved the formation of a national committee for the State of Qatar hosting of the Horticultural Expo 2021, under the chairmanship of HE the Minister of Municipality and Environment and the membership of representatives of the concerned authorities. The committee will prepare and follow-up implementation of the design and construction of all facilities related to this exhibition.
The Cabinet gave approval to join the Minamata Convention on Mercury.
It also approved a model of a draft memorandum of cooperation in the field of civil aviation security between the Government of the State of Qatar and the Governments of other States.
The Cabinet took the necessary measures to ratify:

- a cooperation agreement in the field of maritime transport between the Government of the State of Qatar and the Government of the Republic of Tunisia,

- an agreement between the Government of the State of Qatar and the Government of the Republic of Tunisia on air services between their territories and beyond,

- a memorandum of cooperation in the field of tourism and business activities between the Government of the State of Qatar and the Government of the Republic of Tunisia,

- a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the field of commercial ports between the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the State of Qatar and the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Tunisia,

- a memorandum of understanding for twinning between the Municipality of Doha in the State of Qatar and the Municipality of Tunis in the Republic of Tunisia, and

- a memorandum of understanding for cooperation to improve the fields of industry, innovation and technological development between the Government of the State of Qatar and the Government of the Republic of Tunisia.

The Cabinet reviewed the following topics and took the appropriate decision:

- a draft law on combating conflicts of interest, and

- the annual report of the National Human Rights Committee on human rights situation in the State of Qatar and the views of the relevant authorities in this regard.
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