HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister chairs weekly Cabinet Meeting

HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister chairs 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 extended its congratulations to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, His Royal Highness the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, and the citizens of Bahrain on the occasion of the upcoming Eid al-Fitr holiday.

His Royal Highness directed the Civil Service Bureau to transfer annual leave surplus to frontline health professionals and other support staff. The Bureau was also directed to transfer excess annual leave for employees whose annual leave balance exceeded 75 days on 31 December 2021.

To mark the impending Bahraini Press Day and World Press Freedom Day, the Cabinet wished media professionals and journalists success and highlighted the active role of media in supporting the Kingdom's national development.

For Labour Day, the Cabinet emphasised the dedication and contribution of the Kingdom's workforce to Bahrain's successful achievements, which has increased their attractiveness to employers.

The Cabinet discussed several memorandums during the meeting with the following outcomes:
The approval of the following memorandums:
1. A memorandum by the Civil Service Bureau regarding restructuring and developing the work of several government agencies in order to increase efficiency and improve their performance.
2. A memorandum by the Ministerial Committee for Financial and Economic Affairs and Fiscal Balance regarding the Kingdom's contribution to several international organisations to enhance expertise in humanitarian, training, professional, and labour fields.
3. A memorandum by the Minister of Industry, Commerce, and Tourism on the inclusion of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the 14 countries listed as partners for the air-sea freight service in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Companies based in these countries are allowed to apply for accreditation as operators of these services.
4. A memorandum by the Ministerial Committee for Legal and Legislative Affairs on the government's response to 4 proposals and a law proposal submitted by the Council of Representatives.

The Cabinet reviewed the following topics:
1. A Memorandum by the Government Executive Committee on the updated Government Priority Framework 3.1 and what has been implemented to achieve financial sustainability and support the Kingdom's investment environment.

The Cabinet took note of a report submitted by the Minister of Finance and National Economy regarding his participation in the Spring Meeting of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.