The Shura Council held its second ordinary session of the first legislative term, corresponding to the Shura Council's 50th annual session, headed by HE Speaker of the Shura Council Hassan bin Abdullah Al Ghanem. At the outset of the session, members of the Shura Council hailed the speech of HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Amir of Qatar, in the opening of the new session.

Members of the Shura Council stressed the importance of the speech and its comprehensiveness in drawing up the state's internal policy and everything that concerns the citizens and the residents. On foreign affairs, the speech reviewed the features of the State's policy, pointing out that it was a discussion of all possible developments that could take place in the coming years. They added that the speech must be a roadmap for the council during the current session.

For his part, Speaker directed to study the directives and objectives contained in the speech and put them into an action program that contributes with the government to achieving it. Then, during the session, the Council approved the formation of its five permanent committees for the current session in accordance with the articles of the constitution, the Shura Council's law, and its internal regulations.

Source: Government of Qatar