Shura Council discusses draft budget for 2020
November 25 2019 12:33 PM
Shura Council
The Shura Council in session

QNA/Doha

The Shura Council held its regular weekly meeting Monday under the chairmanship of its Speaker HE Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid al-Mahmoud.
At the outset of the meeting, the Council discussed its draft budget for fiscal year 2020.
The Council then discussed a draft law on the diplomatic and consular corps.
The draft law includes 93 articles and determines the order of the functions of the corps' members and the conditions of appointment. It also includes a number of articles on diplomatic missions, their competence and matters relating to their administration, the performance appraisal system of the diplomatic and consular corps, promotion, transfer, assignment, leave and the duties of both corps' members.
After discussion, the Council decided to refer the draft law to the Internal and External Affairs Committee to study it and submit a report thereon to the Council.
The Shura Council also discussed a draft law regulating medical treatment abroad. The draft law will facilitate the procedures for the treatment of Qatari patients abroad and provide them with the best services.
Under the provisions of the draft law, the State shall assume the medical treatment of the citizens abroad and shall bear the expenses of treatment and other costs in accordance with the provisions of this law.
The medical treatment of citizens abroad shall be decided by a decision from the relevant committee in cases if the appropriate treatment is not available in the country, in accordance with the provisions of this law and its executive regulations.
The State shall also bear the expenses of medical treatment of students and employees on scholarships abroad and members of their families who are legally dependent on them.
The State shall also bear the expenses of medical treatment of students studying abroad at their own expense, on the condition that they provide enrollment verification.
After discussion, the Council decided to refer the draft law to the Public Services and Utilities Committee to study it and submit a report to the Council.
Meanwhile, the Shura Council's Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee held its first meeting Monday, as part of the council's 48th ordinary session.
At the beginning of the meeting, the Committee re-elected HE Nasser bin Rashid Saria al-Kaabi as its rapporteur for this session.
The Financial and Economic Affairs Committee of the Shura Council held a meeting Monday. It re-elected HE Ali bin Abdullatif al-Misnad al-Mohannadi, as its rapporteur for this session. It also discussed Decree-Law No. 24 of 2019 regulating and managing the strategic stock of food and consumer goods, and decided to complete its study at its next meeting.
The Public Services and Utilities Committee of the Shura Council held its first meeting. It re-elected HE Mohamed Mahdi al-Ahbabi, as its rapporteur for this session. The committee then studied a draft law regulating medical treatment of citizens abroad and decided to complete its study at its next meeting.
The Internal and External Affairs Committee of the Shura Council re-elected HE Abdullah bin Fahad bin Qurab al-Marri, as its rapporteur for this session Monday. The committee then studied a draft law on the diplomatic and consular corps , and decided to complete its study at its next meeting.
The Cultural Affairs and Information Committee of the Shura Council elected HE Khalid bin Muhamed al-Kubaisi, as its rapporteur for this session.

Last updated: November 25 2019 10:59 PM


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