Cabinet condemns genocide of Iraqi Christians

Cabinet condemns genocide of Iraqi Christians HE the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor al-Thani presided over the weekly Cabinet session held yesterday at the Emiri Diwan.
After the meeting HE the Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Nasser bin Mohamed bin Abdul Aziz al-Thani stated the following:
At the outset of the meeting the Cabinet expressed Qatar’s condemnation of genocide, terrorising and displacement of Christians in northern Iraq which could undermine security and stability in the country and target its national unity.
The Cabinet underlined the need to provide security to all the categories and sects of the Iraqi people and to protect Christians, to ensure their security and safety and to respect their rights and dignity.
The Cabinet called on the Iraqi people to unite in the face of such ugly acts to help maintain the unity of the country and the right of all its sects and categories to live within it in security and peace.
The Cabinet welcomed the decree issued by the Syrian president to establish diplomatic relations with the Lebanese republic on the ambassadorial level as a positive step in the right direction that would contribute to enhancing relations and to strengthening bonds of fraternity and co-operation between the two countries and their brotherly peoples.
The Cabinet then discussed topics on the agenda and took the following decisions:
First: Approved taking the necessary measures to issue the following:
A – A draft decree law on the issuance of the human resource management law.
In this context, the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister underlined that the government has reconsidered the management of human resources based on the visions of HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani and HH the Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani towards realising a proper institutional system in accordance with the constitution and to make the best use of human resources.
The draft human resource law guarantees maintaining equal opportunities among employees of the government departments and removing salary and wage differences and encouraging competent employees.
Most of the government employees will enjoy salary increase, and other benefits, the Premier and Foreign Minister noted.
B- A draft law amending some provisions of law No. 4 of 1985 on the organisation of buildings after taking note of the Advisory Council’s recommendation on that draft law.
Second: Approved a draft law organising the practice of private security services and decided to refer it to the Advisory Council.
Third: Approved a proposal by HE the Justice Minister on the renewal of the membership of the Legal and Judicial Studies Centre’s Board of Directors for another three years term as of 10.10.2008.
Fourth: Approved a proposal by HE the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Urban Planning on the extension of the mandate of the technical committee set up to study and work out terms and measures of safety and protection from building accidents until 31.8.2009.
Fifth: The Cabinet reviewed a memorandum by the Ministry of Finance on the outcome of the 76th meeting of the GCC Financial Co-operation Committee and took the appropriate decision. – QNA