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The Shura Council Refers Two Draft Laws to a Joint Committee for Study

13 December 2021

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 The Shura Council held Monday its regular weekly meeting, under the chairmanship of HE Speaker of the Council Hassan bin Abdullah Al Ghanim.

At the outset of the session, HE Secretary-General of the Shura Council Dr. Ahmed bin Nasser Al Fadhala read the meeting's agenda. The last meeting's minutes were also ratified.

On the occasion of Qatars celebration of the countrys National Day, which falls on Dec.18, the council extended its highest congratulations and blessings to HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, HH the Father Amir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, and HH the Deputy Amir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Thani and the honorable people of Qatar.

On this glorious occasion, the Council renewed the pledge and loyalty to HH the Amir, stressing its commitment to continue working hard for all that is in the interest of the country, preserving the country's gains, and sincerely striving to meet the aspirations of citizens.

HE the Speaker of the Shura Council affirmed that the lofty principles and values established by the founder Sheikh Jassim bin Muhammad bin Thani will continue to guide the sons of the nation to further progress, development, and prosperity for our dear country and its loyal people.

At the beginning of the sessions deliberations, HE the Speaker of the Shura Council Hassan bin Abdullah Al Ghanim briefed the Council on the draft laws, Social Security and Military Retirement, and decided to refer it to the temporary joint committee formed from the Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee and the Economic and the Financial Affairs Committee, to study them and submit a report to the Council.

In this context, the Council stressed the importance of the two aforementioned bills, as they are associated with a large segment of citizens, pointing to the need to study them comprehensively to take the appropriate decision.

On the other hand, HE the Speaker of the Council informed the members of the memorandum of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers related to the Shura Councils approval of the draft general budget and its approval of the draft law approving the states general budget for the fiscal year 2022.

While HE the Speaker briefed the Council on the memorandum of the General Secretariat of the Cabinet regarding the referral of recommendations, a request for general discussion on education that the Council submitted in a previous session to the Ministry of Education and Higher Education for study in coordination with Qatar University (QU).

After extensive discussions regarding the referral of recommendations on education, the Council decided to refer them to the Information and Cultural Affairs Committee to study and submit a report on them to the Shura Council.