National Day reflects unity of citizens, residents: PM
December 12 2020 10:48 AM
HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz al-Thani
HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al-Thani


HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz al-Thani underlined that the National Day of Qatar is an important day in the memory of citizens, as it reflects the values of unity among citizens, and carries great significance in the hearts and minds of all citizens and residents of the country.

Speaking to Qatar News Agency (QNA) , HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior said the National Day is a historic occasion of when the founder of the state Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed bin Thani placed the foundation for establishing the State of Qatar. He added that the National Day now serves as an opportunity to seek inspiration from the sacrifices offered in order to build a nation that honours the principles of freedom and sovereignty.

HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior congratulated His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, His Highness the Father Amir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, and all citizens and residents on the occasion, expressing hope that the country continues to enjoy security and stability.

HE Sheikh Khalid stressed that the National Day is an important occasion that shows the strength of the bond between the citizens and the wise leadership that puts its people's interests above all other.

The prime minister said the National Day is a good occasion to be inspired by the wisdom of the founder as the country continues on its path of progress towards sustainable development. It also helps reflect on his journey, which sets an example for giving the utmost to serve the country through selfless acts, particularly during this time that requires efforts to overcome crises, and continuing to provide one case study after the other in overcoming crises in all sectors.

On the achievements of the Ministry of Interior this year, HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior said like other state institutions, the ministry is doing its best to provide high-quality services.

"The Ministry built on its achievements of the past few years by continuing to execute on its strategy in 2020. The Ministry continued its achievements in the various security and service fields, thanks to the optimal implementation of strategies on the ground, with high professionalism and according to the development and modernization plans based on providing human, material capabilities, devices and equipment, bearing in mind the importance of excellence and leadership."

HE the Prime Minister noted that the Ministry of Interior is overseeing a number of programmes that came out of the second National Development Strategy 2018-2022, in addition to the strategy related to the main pillars of Qatar National Vision 2030, by focusing on having a security performance that is in line with the highest standards.

"The Ministry worked on expanding the services available on its website or its mobile app, whether geographically or in terms of the type and number of services, in an attempt to save the time of service seekers. These efforts were strongly rewarded by a huge leap in terms of lowering the amount of time required to complete different services, in addition to improving the performance of the different departments offering these services."

HE the Prime Minister stressed that the Ministry of Interior remains committed to providing the best services to all segments of society in line with its strategy of offering non-centralised services to the public through various digital platforms and geographic locations.

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