HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister chairs the weekly Cabinet Meeting

HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister chairs the weekly Cabinet Meeting

His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, today chaired the weekly Cabinet Meeting at Gudaibiya Palace.

The Cabinet highlighted the importance of the discussions held between His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, and the President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, during His Majesty’s visit to the UAE.

On the occasion of International Day of Education, the Cabinet congratulated Bahrain’s educational professionals, highlighting their critical role in contributing to the country’s education sector - one of many sectors under the Kingdom’s comprehensive development, led by His Majesty the King.

The Cabinet reviewed a memorandum submitted by the Minister of Labour, regarding the latest developments in employment and training for 2022 within the Economic Recovery Plan.

The memorandum outlined a decrease in the unemployment rate from 7.7% in 2021 to 5.4% in December 2022.

The Cabinet reviewed a memorandum of the Ministerial Committee for Social Services on the latest developments in the Health Insurance Scheme, "SEHATI".

The Cabinet also reviewed a memorandum submitted by the Minister of Cabinet Affairs, following up on the performance of government agencies across the "Sijilat", "Tawasul", and "Benayat" systems in 2022, which remain vital indicators of government service efficiency.

The memorandum demonstrated advanced performance levels in the "Tawasul" system, where 53 government agencies received more than 179,421 submissions, inquiries, and complaints, and of which 99.3% of cases have been addressed in the specified timeframe.

Regarding the "Benayat" system, 2,309 requests were received, and none of which exceeded the time limit specified in the service level agreement. With regards to "Sijilat", there were 169,528 requests received with an SLA compliance rate of 99%.

The Cabinet discussed several memorandums during the meeting with the following outcomes:

The approval of the following memorandums:

1.    A memorandum by the Ministerial Committee for Legal and Legislative Affairs regarding a draft decision on the issuance of a student academic code of conduct for all educational levels across all public schools.

The Cabinet then took note of ministerial reports regarding:

-     Bahrain Diplomatic Day

-     The 2023 Diplomatic Forum

-     The outcomes of the visit of the Minister of Labour to the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation in the United Arab Emirates

-     The outcomes of the participation in the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

-     The visit of the Minister of Legal Affairs to the United Arab Emirates

-     The outcomes of the meeting of the International Renewable Energy Agency

-     The participation of the Kingdom's delegation in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2023

-     The conclusion of the first semester of the 2022-2023 academic year

-     The participation in the ministerial meeting of the International Mining Conference.