Stock food for Ramadan call

The Premier yesterday gave directives to the Industry, Commerce and Tourism Ministry to provide sufficient consumer goods during Ramadan, and to continue monitoring the market to ensure balance between quality and prices.

Commenting on a report submitted by the Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister on the preparations to provide goods and increase their strategic stockpiles, he also instructed to intensify inspection campaigns to combat price manipulation.

This came as His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa chaired the regular weekly Cabinet session via teleconference. It was attended by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier.

The Cabinet welcomed the ceasefire announced by the Joint Command of the Arab Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen, lauding the humanitarian reason behind this initiative, amid the conditions Yemen and the world are going through because of Covid-19 pandemic.

It expressed hope that the Houthi group would respond positively to the coalition’s humanitarian move so as to achieve security and peace, and ensure reaching a comprehensive political solution.

The session welcomed the outcome of the extraordinary Opec and non-Opec ministerial meeting, under the chairmanship of Saudi Arabia, and noted that the agreement will contribute to restoring balance to oil markets.

The Cabinet also lauded an agreement reached by G20, led by Saudi Arabia, to support oil markets and step up international co-ordination to counter the coronavirus pandemic, Cabinet secretary-general Yasser Al Nasser said.

The session discussed a new decree stipulating the addition of a new article to the decree on the establishment of the Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa Academy for Diplomatic Studies.

It reviewed the recommendation of the Ministerial Committee for Legal and Legislative Affairs in this regard, presented by the panel chairman, and decided to return it to the same committee for further study.

The session agreed to amend the Commercial Register Law, and decided to refer it Parliament urgently, in accordance with constitutional and legal procedures in force.

The amendment, allowing the Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister to transfer the central commercial registration services of closed joint stock companies from the competent directorate at the ministry to the Bahrain Clear Company owned by the Bahrain Bourse, aims to ensure more transparency and flexibility in managing closed joint stock companies. The Cabinet agreed to transfer the affiliation of the Al Oruba Club, the Alumni Club, and the Aviation and Travel Club from the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs to the Ministry of Labour and Social Development.




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