Weekly Cabinet Meeting

His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, today chaired the weekly Cabinet Meeting at Gudaibiya Palace.

The Cabinet highlighted the importance of the address given by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa during the opening ceremony of the second session of the sixth legislative term of the Shura Council and the Council of Representatives, which set forth HM’s far-reaching visions on the next phase of development and national contributions.

The Cabinet highlighted that HM the King’s Royal Orders are the foundation for government work and that the government is honoured to implement them.

The Cabinet affirmed that the plan to preserve the historical and cultural identity of Bahrain’s buildings and cities and to launch the Muharraq City Development Plan will be implemented immediately, as per the Royal Order.

The Cabinet highlighted that civilians’ protection should be a top priority in light of the current developments in the Gaza Strip between Palestinian factions and Israeli forces, calling for de-escalation and adherence to international humanitarian law.

The Cabinet emphasised the international community’s responsibility in ending the armed conflict and protecting civilian lives. It stressed the importance of supporting the peace process and reaching a diplomatic solution through negotiations to bring forth a two-state solution with other international legitimacy resolutions.

The Cabinet discussed several memorandums during the meeting, approving the following:

1. A memorandum submitted by the Minister of Interior on following up on the initiative to develop websites for each government entity according to the standards of the 2024 United Nations E-Government Survey.

2. A memorandum submitted by the Ministerial Committee for Legal and Legislative Affairs regarding the executive programme of an MoU between the government of the Kingdom of Bahrain and the government of the Kingdom of Morocco for cooperation in youth affairs for 2023-2024.

3. A memorandum submitted by the Ministerial Committee for Legal and Legislative Affairs on an MoU between the Ministry of Municipalities Affairs and Agriculture and the Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC). The MoU aims to enhance industrial and agricultural cooperation and integration.

4. A memorandum by the Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Education and Training Quality Authority regarding the approval of the authority’s reports.

5. A memorandum submitted by the Ministerial Committee for Legal and Legislative Affairs on the government’s response to three proposals submitted by the Council of Representatives.

The Cabinet then reviewed the memorandum submitted by the Government Executive Committee on oversight and licensing of the tourism sector in accordance with the 2022 – 2026 tourism sector strategy.

In addition, the Cabinet noted the following ministerial reports:

1. Outcomes of the Kingdom’s participation in the opening ceremony of the 2023 International Horticultural Exposition in Doha.

2. Outcomes of the 34th meeting of Their Excellencies the Ministers Responsible for Agriculture and Food Security in the GCC countries.

3. Outcomes of the Kingdom’s participation in the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC 2023).

4. Outcomes of the high-level forum on “Implementing the Second Arab Decade for Persons with Disabilities 2023-2032” and the visit exchange programme with the Republic of Tunisia.

5. Outcomes of the seventh meeting of ministers responsible for tourism in the GCC.

6. Outcomes of the visit of the Minister of Youth Affairs to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


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