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.
After the meeting, His Excellency Mr. Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Sulaiti, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, stated the following:
At the beginning of the meeting, the Council of Ministers praised Emiri Resolution No. (18) of 2022 to increase the pensions of retirees, which was issued yesterday by His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of the country, “may God protect him”, and coincided with His Highness’s issuance of Law No. (1) of 2022 issuing The Social Security Law and Law No. 2 of 2022 regarding military retirement.
The Council affirmed that the Emiri decision to increase the pensions of retirees embodies the appreciation of His Highness the Emir for their efforts, exertion and giving for the sake of the country, and reflects His Highness’ keenness to ensure a decent life for them and their families.
The Council also affirmed that the Social Insurance and Military Retirement Laws, with their important advantages, sound foundations and accurate standards in the field of retirement, pension and social insurance systems, represent a qualitative leap and an important development in this regard, keeping pace with the development renaissance the country is witnessing in all fields.
The Council of Ministers renewed the State of Qatar’s condemnation and denunciation of the Israeli occupation forces’ violation of the sanctity of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, the illegalization of its yards under military protection, and the assault on Palestinian worshipers and preventing them from performing their rituals in this holy month, in a dangerous escalation of Israeli attacks against Palestinian citizens in Jerusalem and all the occupied Palestinian territories. And in a deliberate provocation of the feelings of millions of Muslims and a disregard for the laws, charters and resolutions of international legitimacy, and a disregard for the Arab and Islamic reactions towards illegal Israeli practices and contrary to the simplest rules of human rights.
The Council affirmed that what the Israeli occupation forces are currently doing in the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, the city of Jerusalem and the rest of the occupied Palestinian territories of killing, repression, intimidation, Judaization and expansion of settlements requires more than ever Arab and Islamic action, and urgent and resolute international intervention to compel Israel to stop its aggressions against the Palestinian people and oblige it Respecting the historical and legal status of Al-Quds and its sanctities and the necessity of implementing the relevant UN Security Council and General Assembly resolutions, and recognizing the two-state solution in order to achieve a just, lasting and comprehensive peace.
The Council, while expressing the State of Qatar’s support for the Palestinian people in these difficult circumstances they are going through, reaffirms its firm and supportive position for the Palestinian cause and the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, foremost of which is the establishment of their independent state on their homeland, with East Jerusalem as its capital.
Then the Cabinet listened to the explanation given by Her Excellency Dr. Hanan bint Muhammad Al Kuwari, Minister of Public Health, on the latest developments and developments to limit the spread of the Corona virus (Covid-19), and the Council affirmed the continuation of work with the measures and precautionary measures that have been taken in order to combat this. epidemic.
After that, the Council of Ministers considered the topics on the agenda as follows:
First – Approval of a draft cabinet decision to amend some provisions of the executive regulations of the Civil Human Resources Law.
The amendment requires increasing the value of the marriage advance to a maximum of (300,000) riyals for all categories of Qatari employees instead of (100,000) riyals currently set, in order to encourage Qatari youth to marry and help them in this regard.
Second – Approval of a draft decision of the Minister of Interior defining the entry and exit points for the country.
Third – Approval of a draft decision of the Minister of Education and Higher Education amending some provisions of Resolutions No. (20) of 2021 and No. (2) of 2022 regarding the annual calendar of schools for the academic years 2021/2022 and 2022/2023.
Fourth – Approving the appointment of a judge at the Qatar International Court for a period of five years and determining his remuneration.
Fifth – Approval of the Qatar Fund for Development joining the Multilateral Organizations Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN).
Sixth: Approving a voluntary contribution to the Environment Fund to finance the United Nations Environment Program.
Seventh – Approval of a draft agreement on mutual administrative assistance for the optimal implementation of the customs law and the suppression, investigation and control of customs crimes between the governments of the State of Qatar and the government of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Eighth – The Council of Ministers reviewed the following two issues and took the appropriate decision:
1- The first periodic report on the results of the work of the National Anti-Terrorism Committee.
2- Results of the 66th session of the Commission on the Status of Women of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (New York – March 2022).