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| 17 February, 2017

Emir issues law on Arbitration Act

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17 February 2017
H.H. the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani issued the Law No 2 of 2017 to issue the Arbitration Act in Civil and Commercial Matters.

The Law stipulates that it shall be implemented and published in the Official Gazette.

Documentation law amended

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani yesterday issued the Law No 3 of 2017 amending some provisions of the Law No 9 of 1979 on Documentation.

Under the provisions of the law, director of documentation department at the Ministry of Justice shall carry out the documentation with the assistance of a sufficient number of notaries among the Department’s employees.

Taking into account the provisions stipulated in the Conventions and Treaties governing the work of members of the Diplomatic and Consular Corps at Qatar’s embassies abroad, it is permitted under a decision of the Minister of Justice to delegate some people from the non-department staff to carry out all or some of the notary’s functions.

The Decision shall determine the delegate’s scope of territorial and qualitative jurisdiction, his reward and accountability.

He shall be subject to the provisions of the law relating to the notary.

Everyone shall be sworn in before the Minister of Justice.

Emir ratifies cabinet resolution

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani yesterday ratified the Cabinet Resolution No 3 of 2017 on issuing the System of University Certificates Equivalency.

The Decision shall enter into force and be implemented the day following its date of publication in the Official Gazette.

Emir issues decrees


HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani yesterday issued the following decrees:

1. Decree No 11 of 2017 ratifying a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on establishing bilateral consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Qatar and Ethiopia, signed in Addis Ababa on 05/11/2012.

2. Decree No 12 of 2017 to ratify a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of youth and sports between the governments of Qatar and Pakistan signed in Islamabad on 23/03/ 2015.

3. Decree No13 of 2017 ratifying an Air Services Agreement between the governments of Qatar and New Zealand signed in Doha on 09/09/2015.

4. Decree No 14 of 2017 ratifying a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for co-operation in the field of information and communications technology between the governments of Qatar and Azerbaijan signed in Doha on 08/12/2014.

5. Decree No 15 of 2017 ratifying an Air Services Agreement between the governments of  Qatar and Hungary signed in Doha on 10/10/2016.

Instrument of ratification issued


HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani yesterday issued an instrument of ratification approving a draft Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for co-operation in the field of audit between the Court of Accounts of Qatar and the Turkish Court of Accounts signed in Trabzon on 18 /12/2016.

Emir condoles with Kuwaiti leader

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, HH the Deputy Emir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Thani and HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani yesterday sent cables to Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah condoling the death of Sheikh Khaled al-Hamad al-Malik al-Sabah.

National Day greetings sent

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, HH the Deputy Emir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Thani and HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani have sent  cables of congratulations to President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite on her country’s National Day.

Qatar-Italy discuss defence relations


Chief of Defence Staff of the Italian Armed Forces General Claudio Graziano met Qatar’s ambassador to Italy Abdulaziz bin Ahmed al-Maliki al-Juhani.

During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations and means of supporting and promoting them, especially in the military field as well as matters of common concern.

Real estate transactions

Real estate transaction in Qatar from Janurary 5 to 9 February were worth QR 231,329,556, official data showed yesterday. The weekly bulletin released by the real estate registration department at the Ministry of Justice said that the types of real estate traded ranged from plots of land, houses to villas and multi-purpose buildings.

The majority of the trading took place in Umm Salal, Al Khor, Al Thukhaira, Doha, Al Rayyan, Al Da’ayen and Al Wakrah.

Qatar’s envoy meets WHO chief

HE Qatar’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva and other International Organisations in Switzerland, ambassador Ali Khalfan al-Mansouri, met the Director-General of World Health Organisation (WHO) Dr Margaret Chan. alks dealt with means of enhancing co-operation between Qatar and WHO.

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