HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz al-Thani chaired the Cabinet's regular meeting at the Amiri Diwan Wednesday.
Following the meeting, HE the Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Mohamed bin Abdullah al-Sulaiti issued the following statement:
At the outset of the meeting, the Cabinet praised the participation of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani in the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland.
This is in the context of His Highness the Amir's interest in the issue of climate change and the need to rush and mobilise international efforts to adapt to it, mitigate its effects, and address it.
The Cabinet commended the intensive meetings held by His Highness the Amir with a number of heads of brotherly and friendly countries, and heads of delegations participating in the conference.
The Cabinet said that the launch of the National Environment and Climate Change Strategy by HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz al-Thani, which coincided with the convening of COP26, has embodied Qatar's interest in environmental and climate change issues and that the creation of the Ministry of Environment and Change Climate reflects the State's keenness to support international efforts and adopt joint action to protect people from the harmful effects of climate change.
The Cabinet also listened to the explanation given by HE the Minister of Public Health on the latest developments to limit the Covid-19 spread, and affirmed the continuation of the precautionary measures under way to combat the pandemic.
The Cabinet then considered the topics listed on its agenda as follows:
First — Approval of the accession of Qatar to the membership of the Kimberley Process (KP) for the issuance of rough diamonds certificates, and the following two projects:
1- A draft decree approving the accession of Qatar to the Kimberley Process regarding the issuance of rough diamond certificates.
2- A draft law on controlling the import, export, and transit of rough diamonds.
Second — Approval of a draft decision of the Minister of Transport regarding the conditions and controls for granting a marine driving licence and cases of its withdrawal.
Third — Taking the necessary measures to ratify an agreement between Qatar and the United Nations on hosting the Fifth UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC5).
Fourth — Approval of the draft executive programme of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) for co-operation in standardisation between the Qatar General Authority for Standardisation (QS) and the Turkish Standards Institution (TSE).
Fifth — Approval of Qatar Tourism's participation in the International Tourism Trade Fair, held in Madrid from Jan 19 to 23, 2022.
Sixth — The Cabinet reviewed the results of the following meetings and took the appropriate decisions:
1- Results of the second session of the Qatari-Ukrainian joint committee for economic, commercial, and technical co-operation, held in Ukraine in September 2021.
2 — The 31st meeting of the Council of Arab Ministers of Justice, held in September 2021, held via videoconferencing.
3 — The 19th meeting of the committee of ministers concerned with housing affairs in the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC), held via videoconferencing in September 2021.