Doha, March 15 (QNA) – HE Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani chaired the Cabinet’s regular meeting held on Wednesday at its seat at the Amiri Diwan.
Following the meeting, HE Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs issued the following statement:
At the beginning of the meeting, the Cabinet hailed the great success achieved by the 5th United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC5), which was held in Doha from March 5 to 9 under the chairmanship of HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, with wide and high level international participation.
The Cabinet affirmed that the frank, rich and constructive discussions during the five-day conference, which culminated in the Doha Political Declaration and the adoption of the Doha Programme of Action (DPoA) for the 46 Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2022-2031, gave 1.2 billion people living in the LDCs a new hope for a better life and a more stable and prosperous future and more respectful for the aspirations of peoples.
The Cabinet renewed the State of Qatar’s welcome of the agreement reached by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic of Iran to resume diplomatic relations between them, re-open their embassies and missions within a period not exceeding two months, and to activate the security cooperation agreement between them and the general agreement for cooperation in the fields of economy, trade, investment, technology, science, culture, sports, and youth.
It also affirmed that the State of Qatar, which has always sought to resolve differences between countries through dialogue and diplomatic means, considers this agreement an important positive step that will contribute to strengthening the security and stability of the region and achieving the aspirations of its people.
After that, the Cabinet considered the topics on its agenda as follows:
First – Approving a draft decree on setting a date for the election of the Central Municipal Council’s members.
Second – Approving a draft Cabinet decision to form two valuation committees for expropriated property for the public benefit and assign their terms of reference. The first committee undertakes the valuation of real estate located within the cities of Doha and Al Rayyan, and the second undertakes the valuation of real estate located within other cities and villages.
The two committees will implement its competencies and tasks stipulated in Law No. 8 of 2022 regarding the temporary expropriation and appropriation of real estate for the public use, and the regulations and decisions issued in implementation thereof.
Third – Approving a draft memorandum of understanding between the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the State of Qatar regarding small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Fourth – The Cabinet reviewed the semi-annual report of the Committee for the Regulation of Non-Qatari Ownership and Use of the Real Estate, and took the appropriate decision thereon.