HE Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al-Thani chaired the Cabinet's regular meeting held at its seat at the Amiri Diwan on Wednesday afternoon.
Following the meeting, HE the Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs issued the following statement:
At the outset of the meeting, the Cabinet welcomed the leaders of fraternal and friendly countries and heads of delegations who will join His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani at the opening of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 on Sunday.
The Cabinet also welcomed the national teams and missions of countries participating in the tournament, expressing the State of Qatar's pride in hosting this tournament, the global scale it represents, and the higher human meanings and values it symbolizes. The Cabinet stressed that since winning the bid to host the FIFA World Cup, the State of Qatar has been working diligently and confidently to achieve an exceptional tournament that possesses all the elements for success and reflects the achievements and generosity of the Qatari people as well as the authenticity, civilization, and culture of the Arab world and the Middle East region.
The Cabinet wished everyone to spend days filled with excitement and happiness during their stay in Qatar with the hospitality of its people, who will welcome the people of the world during this historical event that symbolizes the spirit of fraternity, cultural communication, and familiarity among people, which leads to deepening the feeling of harmony, tolerance, and cooperation.
After that, the Cabinet considered the topics on its agenda as follows:
First: Approval of a draft law on Border Measures to Protect Intellectual Property Rights.
The draft law is meant to replace Law No. 17 of 2011 on Border Measures to Protect Intellectual Property Rights within the framework of updating legislation and keeping pace with changes.
The draft law aims to strengthen the role of customs in combating infringement of intellectual property rights by stopping clearance procedures and releasing imported, exported, or re-exported goods that bear counterfeit trademarks or represent copyrights plagiarism and contribute to combating commercial fraud and related money laundering crimes.
Second: Approval of the draft decision of the President of the National Cyber Security Agency (NCSA) to issue the organizational structure of the agency.
Third: Approval of the draft decision of the Minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs regarding allocating an annual percentage of the endowment's revenues for its construction and reconstruction.
This draft decision comes withing the framework of implementing the provisions of Law No. 9 of 2021 regarding the endowment.
Fourth: The approval of:
1- A draft memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the field of giftedness and creativity between the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in the State of Qatar and the King Abdulaziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity "Mawhiba" in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
2- A draft memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the fields of translating and publishing classics between the Ministry of Culture in the State of Qatar and the National Press and Publication Administration in the People's Republic of China.
Fifth: The Cabinet followed up the arrangements and preparations for hosting the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, and took the appropriate decision in their regard.
Sixth: The Cabinet reviewed the following issues and took appropriate decisions in their regard:
1- A report on the work of the National Committee for the Affairs of Woman, Children, the Elderly and People with Disabilities.
2- A report on the work progress and achievements of the Regulatory Authority for Charitable Activities.
HE Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al-Thani chairs the Cabinet's regular meeting.