HM King supports global peace: Bahrain Cabinet
TDT | Manama
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The Cabinet has affirmed His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa’s initiatives that support international efforts to uphold international security.
Marking yesterday’s International Day of Peace, the Cabinet highlighted the Kingdom of Bahrain’s unwavering support for efforts to enhance global peace.
His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister chaired the weekly Cabinet meeting at Gudaibiya Palace.
It asserted the importance of strengthening the legal and legislative mechanisms that combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism.
In this regard, the Cabinet welcomed the Basel Anti-Money Laundering Index’s finding, which ranks Bahrain as the first in the Arab region.
The Cabinet welcomed the outcomes of the visit made by His Majesty King Hamad to Egypt, which included a meeting with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi.
The meeting further strengthened bilateral relations and joint coordination on international issues and developments.
The Cabinet approved the following memorandums:
1. A memorandum by the Civil Service Council regarding the restructuring of several government agencies to improve efficiency and performance.
2. A memorandum by the Ministerial Committee for Legal and Legislative Affairs regarding three draft decree-laws that are part of a development package to improve legislation.
3. A memorandum by the Ministerial Committee for Legal and Legislative Affairs ratifying the Arab Customs Cooperation Agreement, which aims to enhance cooperation between Arab customs administrations and further strengthen coordination in the economic and trade fields.
4. A memorandum by the Ministerial Committee for Legal and Legislative Affairs regarding a draft law approving the “legal” system amending some provisions of the unified customs legal system for GCC countries.
5. A memorandum by the Ministerial Committee for Legal and Legislative Affairs regarding a draft decision to amend some provisions of the executive regulations of the Civil Service Law.
6. A memorandum by the Minister of Foreign Affairs on the third periodic report of the Kingdom of Bahrain on the progress made in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to be submitted to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
The Cabinet took note of ministerial reports including the outcome of the fifth meeting of GCC Ministerial Committee for Education, 21st meeting of GCC Ministers of Higher Education and Scientific Research (chaired by Bahrain), and 31st meeting of GCC Agricultural Cooperation Committee.