State Council Bureau discusses enhancing role of friendship panels

MUSCAT: The State Council Bureau on Tuesday hosted the heads of the Friendship Committees to discuss the proposal of “organisation of the work of friendship committees”.
The second meeting of the fourth annual session of the sixth period was held under the chairmanship of Dr Yahya bin Mahfoudh al Mantheri, Chairman of the State Council, in the presence of the bureau members and the secretary-general of the council.
The council chairman highlighted the importance of the role of the Joint Friendship Committees of the State Council with a number of councils in friendly countries, in promoting relations of cooperation, through exchange of visits, research studies and exchanging experiences among the councils for mutual benefit. It also discussed the joint coordination on various issues and topics in regional and international conferences and forums.
The bureau, together with the members of the friendship committees, reviewed ideas and visions on the proposal to “organise the work of Friendship Committees” that would contribute to strengthening the work of the committees.
The bureau noted that the 2017 Audit Report from State Financial and Administrative Audit Institution (SFAAI) would be useful for the Standing Committees of the Council.