CABINET HOLDS WEEKLY MEETING

Doha – HE the Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani chaired Wednesday the Cabinet’s ordinary meeting at its Emiri Diwan premises.

Following the meeting, HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud said that the Cabinet reviewed topics on the meeting’s agenda.

The Cabinet ordered taking the necessary measures to issue a draft law on economic zones, after the Council of Ministers reviewed the recommendation of the Advisory Council on the draft law.

Under the provisions of the draft law, the Council of Ministers, upon the proposal of the Board of Directors of Economic Zones Company, is authorized to establish one or more economic zones, with a view to setting up projects and encouraging and attracting investment.

All types of companies, partnership contracts or any other legal entities, whether owned by one or more natural or legal persons, may be founded or established in the zone by citizens or others.

The project shall be exempted from obtaining any other license, approval, permission or registration in the State to engage in this activity. The project shall be free to transfer any of its capital, income, profits or investments outside the State without restrictions.

The Cabinet approved the application of the Decree Law No 16 of 2010 Promulgating the Electronic Transactions and Commerce Law on real estate transactions and documentation.

The weekly meeting also approved the draft decision of the Council of Ministers on the conduct of the General Census of Population and Housing and Establishment of 2020.

The Cabinet also approved the draft decision of the Council of Ministers to organize annual leave of imams working in the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs.

The draft decision stipulates that, as an exception to the provisions of Article 63 of Civil Human Resources Law No. 15 of 2016, the annual leave of the imams of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs may be carried out for a period not exceeding three years, and while in service there is no entitlement to receive cash allowance for the remaining and unconsumed balance of their annual leave.

The Council of Ministers approved the ratification of two protocols amending the texts of articles 50 (a) and 56 of the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago, 1944).

It also ordered taking the necessary measures to ratify an agreement on mutual administrative assistance for the optimal application of the Customs Law, to prevent, investigate and combat Customs offences between the Government of the State of Qatar and the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

The Cabinet also approved a draft agreement on the promotion and protection of mutual investments between the Government of the State of Qatar and the Government of Georgia, a draft agreement for joint cooperation and news exchange between the Government of the State of Qatar and the Government of the State of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, a draft memorandum of understanding on energy cooperation between the Government of the State of Qatar and the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, and a draft memorandum of understanding for cooperation in security matters between the Government of the State of Qatar and the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency

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