HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister restructures National Committee
TDT | Manama
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His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, yesterday issued Edict (22) of 2020, restructuring the National Committee prohibiting the development, production, acquisition, stockpiling, retention, transfer or use of chemical weapons and on their destruction.
Under the edict, the Committee is chaired by the Assistant Foreign Minister and includes the following members: A representative from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Representative from the Bahrain Defence Force; Representative from the Ministry of Health; Representative from the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications; Representative from the General Directorate for Criminal Investigation and Forensic Evidence at the Ministry of Interior; Representative from Customs Affairs at the Ministry of Interior; Representative from the General Directorate of Civil Defence at the Ministry of Interior; Representative from the Ministry of Electricity and Water Affairs; Representative from the National Oil and Gas Authority; Representative from the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism; Representative from the Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning; Representative from the Supreme Council for Environment; and a representative from the University of Bahrain.
In its first meeting, the committee will select a vice-president from its members, who will carry the responsibilities entrusted to the president in the president’s absence.
Members are elected to serve for a three-year term. In the event of a vacancy, the Government entity with a vacant seat shall appoint a new representative to serve for the remaining term.
The Ministers, each in their own jurisdiction, shall implement the provisions of this edict, which takes immediate effect upon publication in the Official Gazette.