His Excellency Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, chaired the regular meeting held by the Council this afternoon at its headquarters in the Emiri Diwan.
At the beginning of the meeting, the Council listened to the explanation given by Her Excellency the Minister of Public Health on the latest developments and developments to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), and the Council stressed the continuation of work with the measures and precautionary measures that have been taken in order to combat this epidemic.
After the meeting, His Excellency Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Subaie, Minister of Municipality and Environment and Acting Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, stated the following:
After that, the Council of Ministers considered the topics on the agenda as follows:
First - The Cabinet reviewed the annual report of the work of the National Traffic Safety Committee for the year 2020, and the proposals and recommendations it contained, and took the appropriate decision in this regard.
This committee, established in the Ministry of Interior, is responsible for setting policies and plans in the field of traffic and working to develop them, studying traffic problems and suggesting ways to treat them, coordinating and cooperating between the various parties whose work affects the proper orderliness and conduct of traffic, and proposing the development of legislation related to traffic, road engineering and transportation, in accordance with standards international and commensurate with the requirements of the continuous development of roads and transportation.
Second - Approval of a draft decision of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs regulating granting entry visas and residence permits to some groups in the State of Qatar.
The preparation of the draft resolution comes in accordance with the provisions of Law No. 21 of 2015 regulating the entry, exit and residence of expatriates, and to replace Resolution No. (4) of 2012.
Third - Approval of a draft memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the legal field between the Ministry of Justice in the State of Qatar and the Ministry of Justice in the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria.
Fourth - The Cabinet reviewed the following topics and took the appropriate decisions:
1- A report on the activities of the Qatar Financial Center Regulatory Authority for the period from 4/1/2020 to 3/31/2021.
2- Results of the 60th meeting of the Commercial Cooperation Committee in the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf.
3- Results of the second meeting of the Ministerial Committee for Standardization Affairs of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf.
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