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Speaker of Shura Council Stresses importance of OIC Union of Councils Conference

12 March 2019



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HE Speaker of the Shura Council Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud stressed the importance of the 14th session of the Conference of Union of Councils of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Member States, which is being held in Rabat, saying its held at a critical period for the Islamic nation.

In a statement to reporters on the sidelines of the conference, HE expressed his hope that this session and the accompanying works will come out with tangible results and objectives through the work of the committees to achieve the Islamic nation's action required to face the current situation.

HE Speaker of the Shura Council welcomed Rabat's hosting of this conference and said that the Kingdom of Morocco has an important and critical role in promoting solidarity and cooperation among Islamic countries.

His Excellency also pointed out that the current Conference of Union of Councils of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Member States discussed many topics on its agenda through the various committees, which are the political and economic committees, Palestine, human rights, family and women, where there will be good results for the Islamic nation.

His Excellency praised the strong bilateral relations between the State of Qatar and the Kingdom of Morocco and the relations of cooperation between the Shura Council, the House of Representatives and the House of Councillors in Morocco, adding that relations are based on the two countries' ties of appreciation to His Majesty the King of Morocco and to the brotherly government and people of Morocco.

HE Al Mahmoud stressed that the Shura Council in Qatar and the House of Representatives in Morocco are considered one entity and are always working to develop the link between the Shura Council and the Moroccan House of Representatives for the benefit of both sides and the two brotherly peoples.

HE Speaker of the Shura Council also reviewed the role of the Shura Council in the State of Qatar and its competences, adding that the Council is studying and proposing laws and inviting HE the Prime Minister and the ministers to discuss matters of the State.

His Excellency explained that the Shura Council and the Government of Qatar are two wings serving the country under the leadership of HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, and the two sides (the Shura Council and the Government) work as homogenously as possible for the benefit of the country, as there is several committees in the Council studying many issues of interest to citizens and the development process in the country.