The Cabinet held its weekly regular meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi.
The Cabinet discussed 17 draft bills to implement the programme of the new Iraqi government.
The Cabinet discussed measures to increase support for the voluntary and charitable sector and approved granting the Iraqi Home Foundation the status of a provider of public services.
The Cabinet approved a draft law to regulate the Iraqi Maritime Authority which will be based in the city of Basra. This measure will enable Iraqi ships and vessels sailing in international and territorial waters to operate under the flag of Iraq.
The Cabinet voted on a draft bill paving the way for Iraq’s accession to the International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation.
The Cabinet also voted on a draft bill regarding Iraq’s affiliation to the International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG) which works to coordinate response to earthquakes and urban search and rescue.