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'Safeguard gains of development march'

Council of Ministers and Majlis Ash’shura Office hold joint meeting
HH Sayyid Fahd with Majlis Ash'shura Office members. PHOTO BY MOHAMED AL RASHDI
HH Sayyid Fahd with Majlis Ash'shura Office members. PHOTO BY MOHAMED AL RASHDI

MUSCAT: His Highness Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmood al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers, and other cabinet members on Tuesday received members of the Majlis Ash’shura Office, led by Khalid Nassir al Ma’awali, Chairman of Majlis Ash’shura.

The meeting came within the framework of cooperation of institutions in the implementation of the Basic Law of the State’s provision requiring the State’s institutions to continuously coordinate with each other, engage in fruitful dialogue and forge visions targeting the implementation of economic and social plans and programmes in tune with the best standards of performance.

At the outset of the meeting, HH Sayyid Fahd commended the significant role of Majlis Ash’shura Office when coordinating with the government for the realisation of citizens’ aspirations.

During the meeting, emphasis was laid on the significance of the current period which requires rallying efforts to safeguard the gains of the comprehensive development march that covers all parts of the Sultanate, as well as ways to address the challenges posed by the coronavirus.

The meeting reviewed the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic to all world economies.

The government places the Majlis Ash’shura on top of its priorities as a basic partner in the nation-building process aimed to implement domestic development plans. This is realized through ministers’ attending sessions of the Majlis and discussing their draft plans and their ministerial statements, as well as means of upgrading services rendered to citizens. The procedures include ministers’ responding to Majlis Ash’shura’s requests to host government officials to discuss with them the topics studied by the Majlis’s committees.

The two sides discussed the Council of Ministers’ approach to meetings in which governors’ host members of Majlis Ash’shura, in turn, to update them about services and municipal affairs in their respective governorates.

The Chairman of Majlis Ash’shura and members of the Majlis Office commended the constructive cooperation between the government and the Majlis. They affirmed that the next stage will see more cooperation between the two parties.

The joint meeting reviewed the agenda and topics, including measures to foster government-Majlis partnership, efforts exerted by the government for the employment of Omani job-seekers, and governance of government firms. It was agreed during the meeting to conduct social awareness programmes about the serves the citizens of the Sultanate are getting under the wise leadership of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik. - ONA

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