Cabinet praises Amir’s South America tour
October 11 2018 01:31 AM

HE the Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani chaired the Cabinet meeting yesterday at the Amiri Diwan.
Following the meeting, HE the Minister of Justice and Acting Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Dr Hassan Lahdan Saqr al-Mohannadi stated that the Cabinet reviewed several topics on the agenda.
The Cabinet praised the outcomes of the tour of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani to South America, which included Ecuador, Peru, Paraguay, and
The Cabinet said that the visits His Highness the Amir made and the talks held with officials there, as well as the agreements signed were successful and helped propel ties between Qatar and the four countries to new levels. “The tour reflected the strength of ties Qatar has internationally, and the success of its strategic partnerships with countries all over the world.”
The Cabinet discussed its agenda as follows: The Cabinet first approved two draft laws, the first on financial contracts, financial guarantees and clearing. The second was on final settlement of payments and securities. The draft laws aim to apply the best standards in those fields, as they are one of the most important building blocks of the banking and financial system of any state. These standards govern the transfer of funds between individuals and institutions.
The Cabinet also approved a draft law amending some provisions of law no. 12 of 1998, regulating the Central Municipal Council.
The third subject on the agenda was approving a draft Amiri decision to establish and regulate the Mohamed bin Ghanem Al Ghanem Maritime Academy. The academy is under the supervision of the Ministry of Defence and the minister. It has a budget independent from that of the ministry. It will also have its own flag and logo.
The academy specialises in teaching maritime science and other maritime disciplines.
The fourth item on the agenda was approving a draft decision by the Minister of Interior to amend some of the provisions of decision no. 11 of 2007, determining the conditions and lengths of special vacations offered to some of the officers at the ministry.
The fifth subject involved approving to form a committee chaired by the general secretariat of the cabinet and the membership of the designated authorities, to examine Qatar’s legislations and how appropriate they are compared to The International Covenant on Economic, Social, Political and
Cultural Rights.
The Cabinet also approved the holding of a Qatari-Chinese economic forum on the sidelines of China International Import Expo (CIIE), which will take place on November 5-10.
The seventh item on the agenda saw the Cabinet discuss two subjects and take the appropriate decisions regarding them. The first subject was the 21st report on the work of the Qatar National Counter Terrorism Committee. The Ministry of Interior formed the committee. It is charged with placing policies, plans, and programmes concerned with counter-terrorism. It also co-ordinates the efforts of all designated authorities to implement the UN Security Council resolutions, and all UN resolutions related to counter-terrorism. The report included the efforts of the committee, including the participation in a number of Arab and international meetings on the subject.
The committee highlighted Qatar’s commitment to maintaining security and countering terrorism and extremism through bilateral and multilateral

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