Cabinet supports QOC bid to host 2032 Olympics, Paralympics

H.E. Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al-Thani chaired on Wednesday the regular Cabinet meeting, held using video conference technology.

Following the meeting, H.E. Minister of Justice and Acting Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Dr. Issa bin Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi said the following:

At the beginning of the meeting, the Cabinet congratulated H.H. the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, on the occasion of the blessed Eid Al Adha, asking Allah Almighty on this occasion good health and happiness for His Highness, and for people more splendor, goodness, development, and prosperity under the wise leadership of H.H. the Amir.

The Cabinet also expressed support for the official request of Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) submitted to the International Olympic Committee to join the “continuous dialogue” on hosting one of the upcoming editions of the Olympic and Paralympic Games as of 2032 edition.

The Cabinet stressed that the State of Qatar is qualified to host one of the Olympic and Paralympic Games for the first time in the Middle East, due to its distinguished organizational experiences, integrated infrastructure, modern sports facilities, comprehensive development renaissance, and for its prestigious position on the global sports field, which allowed Qatar to organize the 2022 FIFA World Cup, as well as its distinguished hosting of many regional, continental and international sports tournaments, and its continuous and fruitful efforts to develop sport locally and internationally, as an effective way to promote world peace and spread the spirit of cooperation, solidarity and brotherhood in the world.

The Cabinet then listened to a presentation by H.E. the Minister of Public Health on the latest developments to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and the Cabinet affirmed to continue working with the announced precautionary measures to combat this pandemic.

After that, the Cabinet considered the topics on the agenda as follows:

First – Approval of the draft law establishing the Commercial Court and the law to issue it.

The draft law has been prepared within the framework of the initiative to develop justice systems and create an attractive investment environment in line with other steps taken by the state in this regard.

The Cabinet had agreed to the requirements for the establishment of the court, including the allocation of an independent headquarters and a special budget for the court, the appointment of a specialized judicial team and the provision of trained staff.

The draft law contains provisions related to the establishment of the court, its chairmanship, management and organizational structure, its headquarters and budget, and the departments that comprise it and the formation of each department and its jurisdiction, as well as the establishing an electronic system to register cases and requests in matters pertaining to the court, and all appeals against judgments and grievances from orders issued by them, and the establishment of a case management department.

The project also included the procedures to ensure the speedy settlement of commercial cases and disputes and the implementation of court rulings.

Second – Approval of the two draft urban planning law and its executive regulations.

The preparation of the draft law aims to complete the requirements for implementing the comprehensive urban plan in the State of Qatar and within the framework of the urban development strategy and the preparation of legislative tools related to the competencies of the Ministry of Municipality and Environment.

Source: Qatar News Agency

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