In a report by Qatar News Agency (QNA), the Cabinet meeting held on Wednesday, 8 February 2023, chaired by H.E. Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al-Thani at its seat at the Amiri Diwan, discussed several important topics, including the State of Qatar's condolences to the government and people of the Republic of Turkey and the Syrian people.
During the meeting, H.E. Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs issued the following statement: At the outset of the meeting, the Cabinet expressed the solidarity of the State of Qatar and its sincere condolences to the government and people of the Republic of Turkey and the Syrian people for the victims of the devastating earthquake that hit several Turkish and Syrian regions, wishing a speedy recovery for the injured.
The Cabinet also discussed approving a draft law on nationalizing jobs in the private sector. It also drafted a Cabinet decision regarding the incentives, facilities and privileges granted under the nationalizing jobs in the private sector law.
According to the draft's provisions, a Cabinet decision, based on a proposal by the Minister of Labor, determines the nationalized jobs in each work sector in light of the nationalization plans and nationalization rates. A Cabinet decision, based on the Minister's proposal, also determines the incentives that may be granted to the entities subject to the provisions of this law, the facilities and privileges that may be granted to the entities that are committed to nationalization rates, and the financial incentives that may be granted to Qatari workers in those entities.
Apart from this, the Cabinet also reviewed several issues and took the appropriate decisions in their regard, which included a draft agreement between the government of the State of Qatar and the United Nations regarding the arrangements for the 11th session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption.
Among those discussed during the Cabinet meeting are the results of the 35th session of Arab Ministers of Transport, the results of the visit of H.E. the Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs to the Republic of Turkey and the United Kingdom, the outcomes of the 17th Regional Meeting for Asia, the Pacific and the Arab States on defining work priorities and promoting employment growth, and the presentations made by H.E. the Minister of Municipality for the Horticultural Expo 2023 Doha.
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