HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs Dr Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah chaired the Cabinet's regular meeting held Wednesday at the Amiri Diwan.
Following the meeting, HE the Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs issued the following statement:
At the beginning of the meeting, the Cabinet was briefed on the 32nd regular session of the Arab League Council at the summit level, which was held last Friday in Jeddah, with the participation of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.
The Cabinet expressed its hope that the results of the summit would contribute to strengthening joint Arab action, resolving the issues of the Arab nation, and meeting the aspirations of its people.
Afterwards, the Cabinet considered the topics on its agenda as follows: First: Approval of a draft Amiri decision establishing the Qatar Government Excellence Award.
Second: Decision of the Cabinet regarding the conditions and controls of granting the developer the concession to develop and manage an industrial zone.
The preparation of the draft decision comes based on the provisions of Article 3 of Law No 8 of 2018 regarding industrial zones, which stipulates that — by a decision of the Cabinet based on a proposal by Minister of Commerce and Industry, the developer may be granted a concession to develop and manage an industrial zone under a concession contract, in accordance with the conditions and controls to be issued by a decision of the Cabinet based on the minister's proposals.
Third, Approval of: 1- Draft decision of the Minister of Municipality regarding the planning and architectural conditions and controls for commercial stores located in residential areas (Amiri grant stores).
2- Draft decision of the Minister of Commerce and Industry specifying the commercial activities that are permitted to be practiced in commercial stores located in residential areas (Amiri grant stores).
Fourth: Approval of the amendment of some provisions of the financial services regulations of Qatar Financial Centre (QFC)'s regulatory authority.
The amendment aims to achieve flexibility in implementing the decisions issued by the regulatory authority's board of directors.
Fifth, Approval of: 1- A draft agreement between the government of the State of Qatar and the government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh on mutual administrative assistance in the customs field.
2- A draft agreement between the government of Qatar and Uruguay on the elimination of double taxation with regard to taxes on income and the prevention of tax avoidance and evasion.
3- A draft memorandum of understanding for co-operation in the fields of health between the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) in Qatar and the Ministry of Interior in Hungary.
Sixth, the Cabinet reviewed the following topics and made the appropriate decisions in their regard: 1- The financial statements and audited accounts of Qatar International Court (civil and commercial court) and QFC Regulatory Tribunal.
2- The annual report of the Standing Committee for Rescue and Relief Operations and Humanitarian Aids for Areas Afflicted by Catastrophes in Brotherly and Friendly Countries.
3- The results of the Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety.