The Shura Council held its regular weekly meeting on Monday under the chairmanship of HE the Speaker Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud.
During the meeting, the Council discussed a draft law on endowment (Waqf) that includes (9) chapters and (58) articles and involves provisions related to the establishment of the endowment, its distributions and conditions, the civil endowment, and the supervision of the endowment, its maintenance, architecture and investment.
The draft will replace Law No. (8) of 1996 regarding endowment, in the framework of updating legislation to keep pace with developments in this regard.
After the discussion, the Council decided to refer the aforementioned draft law to the Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee to study it and submit a report on it to the Council.
HE the Speaker of the Shura Council briefed the Council on his meeting Sunday with HE First Vice President of the Transitional Sovereignty Council of the Republic of Sudan Lt. Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, in which they reviewed the relations between the two brotherly countries and exchanged views on a number of issues of common interest.
HE the Speaker also briefed the Council on the results of his meeting with HE President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Duarte Pacheco following the previous session of the Council.
HE the Speaker Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud described the meeting as fruitful, adding that it opened new horizons for developing and expanding cooperation between the Council and the IPU.
HE explained that the discussions, in which HE the Deputy Speaker of the Shura Council and a number of members of the Shura Council participated in, focused on strengthening the relationship and ways to improve the performance and mechanisms of the IPU's work and confirm its role as an expression of people's aspirations in various countries of the world.
The discussions also included areas of support provided by the IPU to the UNOCT Programme Office on Parliamentary Engagement in Preventing and Countering Terrorism, which was agreed to be headquartered in Doha and its activities will cover the parliaments of the world, as well as the IPU's support for The Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC), which elected HE the Speaker of the Shura Council as its chairman, and Doha will be the headquarters of its General Secretariat.