Outcome of Amir’s tour to Rwanda and Nigeria hailed
April 25 2019 01:25 AM
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The Cabinet’s regular meeting, chaired by HE the Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani, welcomed the outcome of the state visit paid by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani to Rwanda (from April 21 to 23), and to Nigeria (on Tuesday).
Following the meeting, HE the Minister of Justice and Acting Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Dr Issa Saad al-Jafali al-Nuaimi said, “The Cabinet affirmed that the talks between His Highness the Amir and Rwanda President Paul Kagame, the memorandum of co-operation and the two memoranda of understanding signed during the visit, as well as His Highness the Amir’s talks with President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria, reflected the deep ties of friendship and co-operation between Qatar and the two countries, and embodied their joint willingness to develop them in various fields.”
The Cabinet also reiterated Qatar’s strong condemnation of the terrorist attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Sunday, which killed hundreds and injured many others.
The Cabinet stressed that this appalling crime calls for a firm international position against violence and terrorism in all its forms whatever its motives.
The Council of Ministers expressed Qatar’s solidarity with Sri Lanka in the face of terrorism and offered condolences to Sri Lanka’s government, people and the families of the victims, wishing the injured a speedy
recovery.
The Cabinet approved a draft law amending certain provisions of Decree Law No 10 of 1974 on the establishment of Qatar Petroleum and referred it to the Advisory Council.
The Cabinet approved a draft decision of the Council of Ministers on a leave to care for a
parent or relative.
Under the draft decision, a Qatari employee may be granted leave to care for a parent or relative up to the second degree with disabilities or those with illnesses that require their permanent accompaniment, upon a report from the competent medical
authority.
It also approved a draft decision of the Minister of Commerce and Industry about the executive regulation of Law No 1 of 2019 on the non-Qatari
capital in economic activity.
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has prepared the draft decision within the framework of implementing the provisions of Law No 1 of 2019
referred to above.
The Council of Ministers approved the formation of a national committee for Qatar hosting the Horticultural Expo 2021, under the chairmanship of HE the Minister of Municipality and Environment and the membership of representatives of the authorities concerned.
The committee will prepare and follow-up implementation of the design and construction of all facilities related to this
exhibition.
The Cabinet gave approval to join the Minamata Convention on Mercury.
It also approved a model of a draft memorandum of co-operation in the field of civil aviation security between the governments of Qatar and other states.
The Cabinet took the necessary measures to ratify: a co-operation agreement in the field of maritime transport between the governments of Qatar and Tunisia; an agreement between the governments of Qatar and Tunisia on air services between their territories and beyond; a memorandum of co-operation in the field of tourism and business activities between the governments of Qatar and Tunisia; a memorandum of understanding for co-operation in the field of commercial ports between the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Qatar and the Ministry of Transport of Tunisia; a memorandum of understanding for twinning between the Municipality of Doha Qatar and the Municipality of Tunis in Tunisia; and a memorandum of understanding for co-operation to improve the fields of industry, innovation and technological development between the governments of Qatar and Tunisia.
The Cabinet reviewed a draft law on combating conflicts of interest, and the annual report of the National Human Rights Committee on human rights situation in Qatar and the views of the relevant authorities in this regard. (QNA)



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