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Cabinet Holds Regular Meeting

Doha, October 25 (QNA) - HE Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani chaired on Wednesday morning the cabinet's regular meeting at its Emiri Diwan premises.

After the meeting, HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al-Mahmoud said the cabinet reviewed topics on the agenda.

The cabinet ratified a draft law on the establishment of a fund for workers' support and insurance.

According to the provisions of the bill, a fund called "the workers' support and insurance fund" is to be created and shall have a legal personality and independent mandate, and shall be under the jurisdiction of the cabinet.

The fund aims to provide sustainable financial resources for the support and insurance of workers and pay the workers' dues ordered by dispute resolution committees before collecting the expenses from the employer. It also aims to support activities of the workers.

Meanwhile, the cabinet approved the amendment of Article 7 of Law No. 21 of 2015 on the regulation of the entry and departure of expats, amended as Law No. 1 of 2017, regarding the specifying of the mechanism of the exit of workers who fall under the jurisdiction of the labor law issued as Law No. 14 of 2004 and the laws that amended it. (MORE)