* Approves draft law on real estate expropriation temporarily for public interest
HE the 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 Wednesday. Following the meeting, HE the Minister of Municipality and Environment and Acting Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki al-Subaie issued the following statement:
At the outset of the meeting, the Cabinet expressed their appreciation of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani's participation via video conference in the G-20 extraordinary meeting on Afghanistan that took place Wednesday in Rome, which comes as a continuation of Qatar's efforts to establish peace, pursue national interests and development in Afghanistan.
The Cabinet praised the Amir's speech and its important theme of transitioning Afghanistan to a new phase of peace that realises the aspirations of the people of Afghanistan, and sees a strengthening co-operation between the country and its region as well as other members of the international community.
They also praised the Amir's call on the international community to adopt a practical approach towards the Afghan issue, through which words and good intentions are translated into practical steps that ensure a balance between the rights of the Afghan people to freedom and dignity and their rights to access to food, medicine and development.
Then, the Cabinet was briefed by HE the Minister of Public Health on the latest developments and efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19.
The Cabinet affirmed the continuation of work with the procedures and precautionary measures that have been taken in order to combat this pandemic. The Cabinet the considered the topics listed on its agenda as follows:
1- Approval of a draft law on real estate expropriation temporarily for public interest, and to refer it to the Shura Council. This draft law comes in the framework of updating legislation to keep pace with the state's comprehensive urban plan. It will replace Law No.13 of 1988 on the matter.
2- Approval of a draft decision of the Minister of Commerce and Industry approving the update of a Qatari technical regulation that includes the requirements for storing car tyres.
3- Approving to provide a financial contribution to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) to support the ministerial conference of education ministers on ways to combat hate speech.
*A draft memorandum of understanding between ministries and authorities of Awqaf and Islamic affairs in the GCC.
*A draft agreement on mutual exemption of entry visa between the governments of Qatar and South Korea.
*A draft agreement amending some provisions of the framework agreement between the government of Qatar and the UN Development Programme.
*A draft first executive program for a cooperation agreement in the cultural field between the governments of Qatar and Costa Rica for 2022 and 2023.