Cabinet praises OIC stand on Jerusalem
(MENAFN- Gulf Times) The regular Cabinet meeting, chaired by HE the Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani welcomed the final communique of the extraordinary summit of the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation (OIC), which was held on December 13 in Istanbul, with the participation of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.
Giving details of the meeting, HE the Minister of Justice and Acting Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Dr Hassan Lahdan Saqr al-Mohannadi said the cabinet was of the view that the final communique expressed the feelings of the Islamic people and set a road map to oppose the US President's decision (Al Quds) on Jerusalem.
The cabinet praised the decision of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to hold the Islamic summit which resulted in a unified Islamic position on Jerusalem.
The cabinet also expressed its regret over the UN Security Council's decision to not adopt the draft resolution submitted by the Arab group rejecting the US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. It also hoped that the international consensus opposing the US decision would result in restoring the full legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, starting with their right in establishing an independent state with Al Quds as its capital, based on the resolutions of international legitimacy and the Arab peace initiative.
The cabinet called for a firm and urgent international action to stop and protect the Palestinian people from the brutal repression they are currently facing in the occupied territories because of their rejection of the US decision on Jerusalem. It also called for action to stop the continuous violations of the Israeli occupation forces and the settlers to the sanctity of Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The cabinet then reviewed topics on its meeting's agenda.
The cabinet reviewed and took the necessary measures regarding draft law on regulating non-Qatari capital investment in the economic activity.
The cabinet reviewed and took the necessary measures regarding the report of the Minister of Development Planning and Statistics on the unified and comprehensive presentation on demographics.
The cabinet also approved the draft decision of the Minister of Municipality and Environment to endorse the international standard specifications as Qatari standard specifications.
The cabinet approved the draft agreement to co-operate in the cultural field between the governments of Qatar and Armenia.
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