Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani affirmed his country’s keenness to combat corruption in all its forms and manifestations, in a permanent and public manner, in order to achieve the principle of transparency pursued by the Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
The Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Qatar indicated, in an interview with the heads of the local Qatari press, that it is the first time that a statement has been issued by the Public Prosecution at the same time that the former Minister of Finance was summoned for interrogation, and this confirms the extent of transparency followed in this regard. Read also Most notably Palestine and Doha’s role in peace agreements.. Qatar’s Foreign Minister talks about his country’s vision for the region’s files The Emir of Qatar relieves the Minister of Finance of his post Qatar accuses Kenyan migrants of taking money to spread disinformation
Regarding the impact of investments by the disclosure of corruption cases, Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani stressed that the announcement of corruption cases represents the highest levels of transparency, and Qatar is a state of institutions and will not be affected by the investigation of any official or person in society, as all institutions possess Qatari cadres capable of Carry out its roles with all seriousness and professionalism, and is also able to compensate for the absence of any official.
Regarding the announcement of the trial of people accused of corruption cases, he said that only the competent judicial authorities will determine whether or not to publish information related to investigations and trials, “and we do not interfere in that.”
Shura Council elections
Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani stressed the keenness of the Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, to hold the Shura Council elections in accordance with the constitution that was referendum, according to fair and transparent procedures, to enhance the traditions of the Qatari Shura, develop the legislative process and support the participation of citizens.
He referred to the speech of the Emir of the State of Qatar on November 3 last year, during the opening of the 49th session of the Shura Council, in which he stressed that “the preparations for the Shura Council elections have almost reached their conclusion, and they will take place next October.”
He added that “there were no popular demands for the Shura elections, but rather the conviction of the Emir of Qatar, to move forward towards strengthening the role of the Shura Council in developing the legislative process, expanding popular participation, and ensuring the completion of the required constitutional procedures that include the issuance of many important laws and legislative tools.”
The Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Qatar stressed that the state does not support specific people in the upcoming Shura elections, saying that “the state supports holding free and fair elections that guarantee wide popular participation to choose the best and most efficient, and the decision in the end is the decision of the citizen alone in choosing who represents him in the elected Shura Council. through the ballot boxes.
National Vaccination Program
Regarding the health situation in the country in light of the Corona crisis, he said that according to the plans of the national program for vaccination against the “Covid-19” virus, approximately 72% of the total eligible people will have received at least one dose of the vaccine this week, knowing that the early investment In companies that produce vaccines, the State of Qatar was allowed to have priority in obtaining vaccine doses.
He added that the health sector played a major role in preventing the spread of the epidemic, as well as the commitment and trust of community members to the precautionary measures and preventive measures taken by the concerned authorities, a significant contribution to the decline in injuries.
Regarding Qatar’s preparations to host the World Cup, he stressed that they are progressing well and at an accelerated and distinguished pace, despite the difficult circumstances that swept the world, due to the pandemic of the Corona virus, saying that “the repercussions of the Corona virus affected a bit at the beginning, but because we started preparing early, we succeeded very quickly. Facilitating the delivery of the required materials in coordination with the companies working on the World Cup projects.
He said that Qatar is ready in all respects to host the tournament, as the construction of the stadiums, their equipment and the infrastructure related to the World Cup projects, which are being worked on, have been completed at very excellent rates, and a large number of the World Cup stadiums have been completed and are already ready to host matches.
On the rights of workers in the State of Qatar, the Qatari Prime Minister and Minister of Interior said that securing a decent life for expatriate workers is a top priority for the State of Qatar, such as reforming labor laws and practices related to it to achieve a system appropriate to the needs of both workers and employers, and over the past few years, Qatar has implemented pioneering reforms Extensive reforms to strengthen labor laws, in order to ensure the protection of the rights of migrant workers, and all of these reforms that have taken place will not harm the interests of business owners because they came within a framework of balancing private interest and the public interest.