HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa chairs the weekly Cabinet meeting

The Deputy Prime Minister, HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, today chaired the weekly Cabinet meeting, at Gudaibiya Palace.

The Cabinet reaffirmed the importance of HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa’s Decree-Law extending progressive criminal justice reforms on alternative sentencing. In this regard, the Cabinet commended the efforts of the Ministry of Interior and the concerned authorities and directed the expeditious implementation of all necessary steps to implement the Decree-Law.

The Cabinet highlighted the importance of bilateral engagement to be held between HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, and the President of the Republic of Cyprus, HE Nicos Anastasiades, in strengthening broad cooperation and coordination between the two countries, welcoming HE the President's visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain, and the bilateral agreements in place.

In recognition of the International Day of Democracy, the Cabinet commended HM the King’s commitment to supporting Bahrain’s national democracy, which has contributed to furthering the Kingdom’s progress and development.

The Cabinet discussed a number of memorandums and outlined the following:

Firstly, the approval of the following memorandums:

1. A memorandum by the Ministerial Committee for Legal and Legislative Affairs on a draft agreement between the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka on the exemption of visa requirements for holders of diplomatic, special and official passports.

2. A memorandum by the Ministerial Committee for Legal and Legislative Affairs regarding an MoU between the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco, on oil and gas cooperation.

3. A memorandum by the Ministerial Committee for Legal and Legislative Affairs regarding a draft resolution on regulating joint financial services.

Secondly, the Cabinet reviewed the following topics:

1. A memorandum by the Minister of Labour and Social Development regarding compliance with the annual afternoon work ban during summer 2021, reporting 11,342 inspections and indicating a high level of employer commitment to protect the Kingdom’s workforce.

The Cabinet took note of several ministerial reports and outcomes of various meetings including, commending the recognition of nine Bahraini public schools by the Microsoft Showcase Incubator Schools Program, the Council of the Arab League in its 156th regular session, and the 24th Meeting of GCC Ministers Concerned with Municipal Affairs, and participation in 47th session of the Arab Labour Conference, and the Crown Prince Camel Festival, held in Taif Camel Square, Saudi Arabia.

Source: Bahrain News Agency