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The Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, on Wednesday approved a draft resolution of the Minister of Commerce and Industry to amend some provisions of the Minister of Business and Trade Resolution No 169 of 2011, to form a committee to set the maximum prices and profit rates.

At the outset of the meeting, the Cabinet praised the results of the work of the 7th Session of the Supreme Strategic Committee between Qatar and Turkey, which was held in Doha on Tuesday under the chairmanship of His Highness the Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and President of the sisterly Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan. It praised the outcomes of the Qatari-Turkish summit talks, which reflected the characteristics of the two countries relations in terms of cooperation, understanding and common interest in developing their strategic partnership for the benefit of their two brotherly peoples.

The Cabinet affirmed that the achievements of the 7th Session of the Supreme Strategic Committee, including the agreements and memoranda of understanding that were signed during it, and the orientations, visions and positions contained in the Joint Communique, whether on the level of bilateral cooperation or towards regional and international issues, opened new horizons for the two countries to strengthen relations and develop cooperation in the next stage, and coordinate joint efforts for peace, stability and development in the region and the world.

The Cabinet also expressed its aspiration to the meeting of HH the Amir with HRH Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of the sisterly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, during his official visit to Qatar, the convening of the sixth meeting of the Qatari-Saudi Coordination Council, and the discussions in Doha on ways to support and develop the strong brotherly relations between the two countries and the development of joint Gulf action in addition to the most prominent regional and international developments.

The Cabinet was then briefed by HE the Minister of Public Health on the latest developments to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Cabinet affirmed the continuation of the precautionary measures that have been taken to combat the pandemic.

The Cabinet then approved a draft memorandum of understanding between the government of Qatar and the government of Kuwait in the field of charitable and humanitarian work.

It also approved a draft security cooperation agreement between the Internal Security Force (Lekhwiya) in the State of Qatar and the National Guard Forces Command of the Russian Federation (the Russian Gendarmerie).

The Cabinet reviewed the results of the Conference of Parties (COP 26) held in Glasgow (Scotland - November 2021) and took the appropriate decision regarding it.

The Cabinet, through the presentation made by the President of the Planning and Statistics Authority, was briefed on the progress made in implementing the strategic plans of government agencies for the third quarter (July-September 2021), the progress of programmes and projects at the overall level of ministries and at the level of each entity, and the most important outputs and the progress made in implementing the projects of those plans, their objectives, the most prominent challenges, and the recommendations issued in this regard, where the Prime Minister directed the ministries to work on implementing appropriate solutions to meet those challenges and cooperate with the Planning and Statistics Authority regarding the follow-up of the implementation of projects.

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