Manama, Sept. 19 (BNA): The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, HE Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, today chaired the weekly Cabinet Meeting at Gudaibiya Palace.
The Cabinet highlighted the condolences paid by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister to the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, His Majesty King Charles III following the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II.
The Cabinet noted HM Queen Elizabeth II's exemplary reign, service to the British people, and immeasurable contribution to bolstering the longstanding relations between Bahrain and the United Kingdom.
The Cabinet also followed up on HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minsiter’s directives to continue the disbursement of financial support for eligible Bahraini driving instructors. In this regard, the Cabinet was briefed by the Ministry of Social Development on its initiatives to implement HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister’s directives and the evaluation of eligibility rules and criteria.
To mark the International Day of Peace, the Cabinet affirmed the Kingdom's commitment to upholding international and regional peace to improve security and promote peaceful coexistence.
The Cabinet reviewed the latest developments for treating communicable diseases and directed the Ministry of Health to continue implementing precautionary and preventive measures.
The Cabinet congratulated the King, Government, and people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the occasion of Saudi Arabia’s National Day. The Cabinet also commended the cultural developments and achievements of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and the support provided by the Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of Saudi Arabia, His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
The Cabinet discussed several memorandums during the meeting with the following outcomes:
The approval of the following memorandums:
1. A memorandum by the Minister of Finance and National Economy and the Minister of Industry and Commerce regarding the decision of the GCC Standing Committee for Combating Harmful Practices in International Trade to impose antidumping fees on several GCC imports.
2. A memorandum by the Ministerial Committee for Legal and Legislative Affairs on an MoU between Bahrain Polytechnic and Shandong Jiaotong University in the Peoples' Republic of China in education and professional capacity building.
3. A memorandum by the Ministerial Committee for Legal and Legislative Affairs on the Bucharest Declaration "Building a Better Digital Future for All" that aims to accelerate digital transformation and cooperation in promoting communications and information technology.
4. A memorandum by the Ministerial Committee for Legal and Legislative Affairs regarding the government's response to four proposals submitted by the Council of Representatives.
The Cabinet also reviewed a memorandum by the Minister of Oil and Environment regarding a study that monitors emissions from factories and industrial establishments.
The Cabinet took note of ministerial reports submitted by the Minister of Housing and Urban Planning regarding their participation in the 20th meeting of ministers of housing in the GCC.