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Council of Ministers, Majlis A’Shura office hold joint meeting

Council of Ministers, Shura members discuss challenges posed by COVID-19

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

MUSCAT : HH Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmood al-Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers, and other cabinet members yesterday received members of the Majlis A’Shura Office, led by Khalid Nassir al-Ma’awali, Chairman of Majlis A’Shura.

The meeting came within the framework of cooperation of institutions in 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 A’Shura Office when coordinating with the government for the realization 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 coronavirus.

The meeting reviewed the challenges posed by coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic to all world economies.
The government places the Majlis A’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 A’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 A’Shura, in turns, to update them about services and municipal affairs in their respective governorates.

The Chairman of Majlis A’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 step up social awareness about all that serves the citizens of the Sultanate under the wise leadership of His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik.

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