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In the picture HE Sheikh Abdulla bin Mohammed Al Thani – Picture by Ooredo.

Monday, 29 March 2021, Berlin, Germany: Qatar’s Ambassador to Germany and the Czech Republic, H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Saud Al Thani, confirmed that the minimum wage law will directly benefit more than 400,000 workers and their families abroad, making Qatar the first country in the Gulf region to apply minimum, non-discriminatory wages, as part of a series of an overhaul to Qatar’s labour laws. 

In a press statement, Ambassador Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Saud stressed that the new law shall apply to all workers, of all nationalities and in all sectors, including domestic workers. He added: “To ensure the strict implementation of the new law, the government has put in place legal mechanisms to enhance detection of violations, impose immediate penalties, and increase the number of surprise inspection visits”. The law also stipulated the formation of a specialised committee to ensure the application of the new law, and to propose amendments in consultation with various government agencies, experts, workers and employers. 

The Ambassador noted that the International Labour Organization Office in Qatar welcomed the entry into force of the new law, and confirmed that the law was issued after a comprehensive study conducted by the State of Qatar and the International Labour Organization, in consultation with local and international experts, workers and employers from various economic sectors. 

Minister of State, Ambassador Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Saud Al Thani (b. 20 October 1959) was accredited in Germany on Wednesday, 11 November 2020 at Bellevue Palace before the German Federal President, Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier. He holds a long history of governmental service including as a Military Attaché serving at the Embassy of Qatar to St James’s Court and Ireland (London, 1990 – 2000), being Chief of Amiri Diwan (2000 – 2005), CEO of Qatar Investment Authority, and Member of the Supreme Council for Economic Affairs and Investment (2014-2017), or Deputy Chairman of the board of Directors of Qatar National Bank – QNB (2014-2018). 

The Embassy of the State of Qatar in Germany is likewise accredited to the Czech Republic. 

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