Shura Council Hails Outcomes of 44th GCC Summit Hosted by Doha

11 December 2023

The Shura Council on Monday held its ordinary weekly session at Tamim bin Hamad Hall at the Shura Council's headquarters. The session was chaired by HE Speaker of the Shura Council Hassan bin Abdullah Al Ghanim.
At the onset of the meeting, the council welcomed the outcomes of the 44th session of the Supreme Council of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states convened by the State of Qatar last Tuesday, praising the readout of the final statement which showed the keenness of Their Majesties and Highnesses leaders of GCC states to achieve the economic unity among the GCC states, follow up on the implementation of the decisions of the Supreme Council to bolster integration and coordination among them to achieve development and prosperity for the GCC states, as well as aspirations and ambitions of their citizens.
In the statement, the council underscored its keenness to stand with the Palestinian brothers, back their resilience and condemn the wanton aggression unleashed by the occupation's forces against them, in addition to calling on the international community to halt the aggression and protect the defenseless civilians.
The council lauded the speech of HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani before the summit, in which His Highness underscored his commitment to supporting the brotherly Palestinian people, essentially ending their catastrophic tragedy, and protecting them from the aggression they are being exposed to, which the international community has been unable to halt.
The council lauded the readout of His Highness's speech and his keenness to advance and bolster the joint Gulf action to achieve the interests of GCC states and peoples, promote the GCC regional and international privilege, as well as achieve growth and prosperity.
On the other hand, the council voiced its concern over the continuation of violence in Gaza and the occupied Palestinian territories, recalling that the persistent humanitarian plight of the Palestinian brothers will have catastrophic consequences not only on them, but also on the region and the entire world.
In the same context, the council condemned the Israeli occupation forces' bombing of Al-Yemen Al-Saeed Hospital in the Jabalia refugee camp last Friday, emphasizing that the bombardment came within the series of the relentless targeting of health and education facilities by the occupation forces.
The council also condemned Israel's attempt to impose its control over Jerusalem and Al Aqsa Mosque, including the attempt to alter the historical and legal status quo through allowing extremists to protest in Jerusalem to call for maintaining that control, considering this step a provocation of Muslims' feelings.
Afterward, HE Secretary-General of the Shura Council, Dr. Ahmed bin Nasser Al Fadala, read out the session's agenda and endorsed the minutes of the previous session.
During the session, the council endorsed a draft law issuing the judicial enforcement law, as received by the esteemed government, after reviewing the report of the Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee on it.
The draft law included numerous updated provisions that would contribute to rapidly enforcing the judicial rulings, including the text that considers a check as an executive document, and recovering the check amount without lodging a lawsuit through a request submitted directly to the enforcement judge, which will contribute to reducing the phenomenon of writing checks without balance, as well as achieving flexibility in procedures.
In addition, the draft law addressed some problems associated with real estate leases, considering the rental contract as an executive document with respect to vacating the property when the validity of such documents expires without the need to lodge a lawsuit which will certainly contribute to solving some problems associated with real estate leases.
The session's activities continued during which the council endorsed the state's draft general budget for the fiscal year 2024, as well as a draft law endorsing the general budget as received from the esteemed government after reviewing the content of the report of the Economic and the Financial Affairs Committee draft general budget and discussing its details.
On the other hand, the council discussed the report of the participation of HE Mohammed Bin Mahdi Al Ahbabi member of the council in the meeting of the board of directors of Arab Region Parliamentarians Against Corruption (ARPAC) held last June.
During his presentation of the report, His Excellency pointed out that the meeting discussed a range of topics pertaining to ARPAC's efforts in bolstering the parliamentary efforts in the fight against corruption, along with its strategies in this respect.
In conclusion, the Shura Council availed itself of this opportunity to extend assurances of its highest consideration to HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, HH the Father Amir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, HH the Deputy Amir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Thani and the gracious Qatari people on the occasion of the advent of the commemoration of country's National Day, affirming that the occasion comes to remember the values and principles laid down by the founder Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed bin Thani.
The council reiterated the pledge and loyalty to HH the Amir, affirming its commitment to continuing its role as a legislative power of the country to achieve the homeland's interests, safeguard its gains and steadfastly strive to achieve the citizens' aspirations and hopes.