Friday, September 18, 2020
banner
Home /  Front  /  ICJ verdict reaffirms integrity of Qatar’s legal stance: Cabinet

ICJ verdict reaffirms integrity of Qatar’s legal stance: Cabinet

ICJ verdict reaffirms integrity of Qatar’s legal stance: Cabinet

QNA
Doha
The Cabinet has welcomed the ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) rejecting two appeals by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt on the jurisdiction of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) over Qatari claims.
The Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani on Wednesday via video conference, said the ICJ ruling reaffirms the integrity of the legal position of Qatar on the issue of the unjust blockade imposed by the four countries in clear violation of international law, international agreements and the foundations and rules of solidarity and regional cooperation.
The Cabinet also praised the achievement of Qatar, as it continued to lead the list of the safest and most crime-free countries in the world, according to Numbeo during the first half of this year.
The Cabinet said this important global achievement, which builds on the high rankings achieved by the country from 2015 to 2019, was due to the directives of HH The Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and his wise policy.
The achievement is also a result of the comprehensive security strategy of the Ministry of Interior based on the Qatar National Vision 2030.
The Cabinet also affirmed the continuation of the precautionary measures to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic after it heard a presentation by HE the Minister of Public Health on the virus.
Moreover, the Cabinet reviewed the report of the HE Minister of Municipality and Environment on building permits and the mechanism for issuing it, and potential challenges, whether related to engineering consulting offices or to owners or to the requirements of government service agencies.
The Cabinet approved the solutions proposed in the report to address these difficulties, and mandated the Ministry of Municipality and Environment to take necessary measures and coordinate with the concerned authorities to put these solutions into practice within a period six months, and to ensure the speedy issuance of building permits and the facilitation of their extraction procedures.