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Posted On: 6 January 2021 05:54 pm
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Qatar Cabinet holds weekly meeting; welcomes the outcomes of the 41st GCC Summit

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H.E. Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al-Thani chaired Wednesday the cabinet's regular meeting held at its seat at the Amiri Diwan.

Following the meeting, H.E. Minister of Justice and Acting Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Dr. Issa bin Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi said the following statement:

At the beginning of the meeting, the Cabinet welcomed the outcomes of the 41st session of the Supreme Council of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC), which was held on Tuesday in Al-Ula Governorate in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the participation of H.H. the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani.

The Cabinet affirmed that Al-Ula summit, with the fraternal spirit that prevailed in it, the positive efforts and steps that preceded it, and what was included in its final statement and the Declaration issued by it, established a new phase in the joint Gulf work, entitled solidarity, mutual understanding, mutual trust, mutual respect, and institutional work to achieve the Council' goals, and to meet the aspirations and aspirations of its people.

The Cabinet praised the vision and the wisdom of H.H. the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, his brother the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz King of the sisterly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and H.R.H. Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, which had the greatest impact on the convening and the success of the summit.

The Cabinet expressed his great appreciation to fruitful efforts exerted by H.H. the late Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and continued by H.H. the Amir of the sisterly State of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for the sake of the unity and cohesion of the Gulf, besides efforts of the friendly United States of America.

The cabinet listened to the explanation provided by H.E. Minister of Public Health on the latest developments to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), and the council affirmed the continuation of work with regard to the precautionary measures that have been taken in order to combat this pandemic.

After that, the Council considered the topics on the agenda as follows:

First, the cabinet approved a draft law on endowment and to refer it to the Shura Council.

The preparation of the draft law comes to replace Law No. (8) of 1996 regarding endowment, within the framework of modernizing legislation to keep pace with developments in this regard.

Second, the approval of:

1- A draft agreement for cooperation between the government of the State of Qatar and the government of the Republic of Portugal in the field of education, science, technology and higher education.

2- A draft MoU of joint cooperation in the field of health care between the governments of the State of Qatar and the government of the Republic of Ukraine.

Third, the cabinet reviewed the following topics and took the appropriate decisions:

1- Outcomes of the 30th meeting of the GCC Agricultural Cooperation Committee.

2- Outcomes of the18th meeting of ministers in charge of the housing affairs of GCC.

Source: QNA
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