The Shura Council held its second meeting in the second ordinary session of the first legislative term, corresponding to the Shura Council's 51st annual session, in Tamim bin Hamad Hall at the council's headquarters, chaired by HE Speaker of the Shura Council Hassan bin Abdullah Al Ghanim.
During the session, the Council strongly condemned the statements made by the Minister of the Interior of the Federal Republic of Germany regarding Qatar's hosting of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
The Council expressed its strong dissatisfaction and condemnation of these statements, which contradict diplomatic norms, and come at a surprising time, days before the start of the tournament.
The Council confirmed that the attacks on Qatar's hosting of the tournament come in a systematic context, refuted by reality and evidence.
The Council was surprised by the German official's narrow-mindedness, the superficiality of the data and information on which she based her position, and being driven behind misleading reports and allegations, ignoring the praise of international organizations, including the United Nations (UN), the International Labor Organization (ILO), the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and others, for the efforts of the State of Qatar in the field of human and workers rights, the implementation of fundamental reforms in this regard, and the development of its laws and legislation, which these organizations considered a role model and directed to generalize Qatar's experience in this field.
The Council called on the German official to investigate the accuracy of her statements regarding Qatar's hosting of the World Cup, and avoid seeking to achieve partisan, political and personal interests by making false statements. It also asked her to closely examine the conditions and reality of the labor and human rights environment in the country.
The Council pointed out that Qatar has hosted, over the past years, delegations from various international labor organizations that have been keen to convey the truth to world public opinion, especially since those delegations sensed, through their field visits and direct meetings, the extent of development and reforms that Qatar has achieved with regard to human rights and workers' rights.
The Council expressed its regret that the German official has drawn into suspicious campaigns to distort the truth and downplay the importance of the reform steps taken by the State of Qatar, affirming its full solidarity with the diplomatic measures taken by the esteemed government on the matter.
In a related context, the members of the Shura Council stressed the importance of preserving societal values, in order to ensure the building of a strong society that adheres to its religion and belief and is proud of its values and morals, by monitoring ideas that are incompatible with society norms and developing appropriate means to address and confront them at all levels, rejecting any form of extraneous behavior on society.
At the outset of the session, HE Secretary-General of the Shura Council Dr. Ahmed bin Nasser Al Fadhala read out the agenda, and the minutes of the previous session were approved.
During the session, the Council approved, within the agenda, the formation of its five permanent committees as follows: First: The Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee headed by HE Dr. Sultan bin Hassan Al Dosari, and includes the following members: HE Khalid bin Ghanem Al Ali Al Maadeed, HE Abdulla bin Ali Al Sulaiti, HE Khalid bin Ahmed Al Obaidan, HE Shaikha bint Yousuf Al Jufairi, HE Ahmad bin Ebrahim Al Malki, HE Issa bin Arar Al Rumaihi, HE Ahmed bin Sultan Al Aseeri and HE Salem bin Rashid Al Meraikhi.
Second: The Financial and Economic Affairs Committee headed by HE Ahmad bin Hitmi Al Hitmi, and includes the following members: HE Mohamed bin Yousef Almana, HE Mohammed Bin Mahdi Al Ahbabi, HE Yousef bin Ali Al Khater, HE Nasser bin Abdullah Al Nuaimi, HE Abdullah bin Nasser Al Subaie, HE Essa bin Ahmad Al Nassr, HE Hamad bin Abdulla Al Mulla, HE Umair Abdullah Al Nuaimi and HE Mohammed bin Omar Al Mannai.
Third: The Public Services and Utilities Committee, headed by HE Mohammed bin Eid Al Kaabi and includes the following members: HE Ali bin Saeed Al Khayarin, HE Dr. Sultan bin Hassan Aldosari, HE Yousef Bin Ahmed Al Kawari, HE Nasser bin Salmine Alsuwaidi, HE Saoud bin Jassim Al Buainain, HE Nasser bin Mohsen Bokchisha, HE Ahmad bin Hitmi Al Hitmi, HE Khalid bin Abas Al Emadi, HE Issa bin Arar Al Rumaihi, HE Yousef bin Ahmed Al Sada, HE Abdullah bin Nasser Al Subaie, HE Nasser bin Hassan Alkubaisi and HE Umair Abdullah Al Nuaimi Fourth: The Internal and External Affairs Committee headed by HE Dr. Ali bin Fetais Almarri, and includes the following members: HE Dr. Ahmed bin Hamad Almohanadi, HE Badi bin Ali Al Badi, HE Mohd bin Fahad Al Mesallam, HE Abdulla bin Ali Al Sulaiti, HE Ali bin Shabib Al Attiya, HE Mubarak Bin Saif Al Mansouri, HE Saad bin Ahmed Al Mesned, HE Abdulla bin Jaber Al Lebdah, HE Yousef bin Ali Al Khater, HE Nasser bin Mohammed Al Nuaimi, HE Mohammed bin Butti Al Abdullah, HE Nasser bin Mutref Al Humaidi, HE Nasser bin Hassan Al Kubaisi and HE Mohammed bin Omar Al Mannai.
Fifth: The Information and Cultural Affairs Committee headed by HE Khalid bin Ahmed Al Obaidan, and includes the following members: HE Khalid bin Ghanem Al Maadeed, HE Abdul Rahman bin Yousuf Al Khulaifi, HE Dr. Ahmed bin Hamad Al Mohanadi, HE Dr. Saad bin Ahmad Al Muhannadi, HE Mohamed Bin Mansour Al Shahwani, HE Mohamed bin Muftah Al Muftah, HE Yousef bin Ahmed Al Sada, HE Mubarak bin Mohamed Al Kuwari and HE Essa bin Ahmad Al Nassr.