Summary of Local News Released Monday

Here is a summary of local news released Monday: – HE Minister of Commerce and Industry Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Qassim Al Abdullah Al-Thani inaugurated on Monday the International Trade Exhibition for Construction Technology, Building Materials, Equipment and Environmental Technology “Project Qatar 2023”.

– HE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad Al Muraikhi met Monday with HE Special Envoy of Chairman of Transitional Sovereignty Council of the Republic of the Sudan, Ambassador Dafallah Al Haj Ali, who is visiting the country.

– The State of Qatar expressed its strong condemnation and denunciation of the attack that targeted the Ugandan peacekeepers participating in the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS), which resulted in deaths.

– HE Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr. Ahmed bin Hassan Al Hammadi met on Monday with HE Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to Qatar Oscar Leon Gonzalez, on the occasion of the end of his tenure in the country.

– The activities of the first International Conference on Debate and Dialogue and the associated exhibition, organized by the QatarDebate Center, kicked off Monday, in the presence of HE Vice Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al-Thani, and a number of Their Excellencies sheikhs and ministers.

– The State of Qatar participated in the inauguration ceremony of HE Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Eagle Square, Abuja.

– The Ministry of Foreign Affairs organized Monday a policy roundtable entitled “The roundtable on islamophobia: political frameworks for facing challenges,” with the participation of more than 30 experts and policy-makers from the GCC states, the US, Europe, and Asia.

– The State of Qatar participated in the Saudi Special Economic Zones Investment Forum, held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Monday, with a delegation headed by HE Minister of State and Chairman of Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZ) Ahmad bin Mohammed Al Sayed.

– The State of Qatar is participating in the 8th meeting of the Standing Committee for Cybersecurity of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states, which started on Monday at the GCC General Secretariat headquarters in the Saudi capital, Riyadh.

– A Qatari airplane carrying 50 tons of foodstuff, provided by Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and Qatar Charity (QC), arrived at Port Sudan Airport in the Republic of the Sudan.

– The Shura Council held Monday its regular weekly meeting at Tamim bin Hamad Hall, under the chairpersonship of HE Speaker of the Council Hassan bin Abdullah Al Ghanim.

– Chairman of the Gulf Organisation for Research and Development (GORD) and Chairman of the Global Carbon Council Dr. Yousef bin Mohammed Al Horr asserted that the launch of carbon capture and storage projects will provide millions of tons of long-term emissions.

– The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) represented by the Generation Amazing Foundation (GA) and Tamreen was recognized for its commitment to social programmes at the Qatar Conference and Exhibition on Social Responsibility (Qatar CSR Summit) hosted by Qatar University.

– Silatech and Arab Gulf Program for Development (AGFUND) have started a new partnership that will expand the funding of the European Union-financed project focusing on enhancing the socioeconomic empowerment and resilience building of youth in Yemen.

– MEEZA QSTP LLC (Public), the leading managed IT and data center service provider in the State of Qatar has obtained the required regulatory approvals of the Qatar Financial Market Authority (QFMA) and the Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) to offer 324,490,000 ordinary fully paid-up shares by way of initial public offering, followed by a listing of all of the company’s shares on the QSE Main Market.

– Qatar National Library, in partnership with Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), held its second Cultural Salon on Monday, bringing together prominent academics in the fields of computing and ethics to explore the topic, “Artificial Intelligence: Science, Work, and Ethical Challenges”.

– QNB Group received three titles at the 2023 MENA Banking Excellence Awards by the Middle East Economic Digest (MEED), in recognition of its excellence in innovative digital banking solutions.

– The Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) announced attaining the ISO 22301 Certification for Business Continuity Management Systems.

– The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) is participating with the World Health Organization and its partners in celebrating World No-Tobacco Day, corresponding to May 31, through a campaign aimed at spreading health awareness and the danger of smoking by disseminating health messages and urging the community to refrain from smoking and resort to smoking cessation clinics – Director-General of the Cultural Village Foundation (Katara) Dr. Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti opened on Monday the Qatari plastic art exhibition at building 19, hall 2.

– Represented by the Institute of Criminal Studies, in cooperation with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), the Public Prosecution organized a training workshop on combating the financing of terrorism, with the aim of developing the skills of the participants in the investigation and prosecution of counter-terrorism cases, as well as the practical skill that can be followed during investigations.

– In their editorials Monday, Qatari newspapers emphasized that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s victory in the run-off for the Turkish presidential elections affirms that the brotherly Turkish people have said “Yes” to Erdogan” as president of the sisterly Republic of Turkiye for a new five-year term.

– The Qatari national football team began Monday preparations for the CONCACAF Gold Cup 2023, which will be hosted by the United States of America and Canada from June 24 to July 16, at the team’s training headquarters at the Aspire Academy.

– Al Rayyan SC announced on Monday the departure of Ivorian striker Yohan Boli after the expiration of his contract with the Club.

Source: Qatar News Agency