MANAMA: The Cabinet yesterday stressed the importance of ongoing efforts to enhance integrity and combat corruption through developing oversight bodies and to enact and update legislation to further improve transparency and accountability.

The Cabinet session, chaired by Deputy Premier Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, was marking International Anti-Corruption Day, which falls on December 9.

The Cabinet also approved memorandums on changes to the framework agreement for the establishment of the Global Solar Energy Alliance; regarding the National Authority for Space Sciences joining the International Astronautical Federation; and on an MoU between Bahrain and the US regarding the protection and preservation of cultural landmarks.

The session also approved a memorandum from the ministerial committee for legal and legislative affairs on a draft decision determining fees for issuing VAT certificates and licences for representatives and agents and the submission of objections.

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