successful parliamentary session
Last week, the Federal National Council concluded its third session in its seventeenth legislative term, where His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, may God protect him, issued Federal Decree No. To be completed by the end of the meeting agenda on Wednesday 29/6/2022.
This session was successful and rich by all standards, and represented an important addition to the council’s march towards strengthening its role at the supervisory and legislative levels, in light of the keenness of our wise leadership to develop this role and move it to more advanced stages to further consolidate the council’s role in the comprehensive development process witnessed by the state. Especially during the next stage, as the country entered the second half of the century, and during the next fifty years, it aspires to reap more achievements and enhance its position and development model, so that it will become at the end, and according to the vision of “UAE 2071”, the country No. 1 in the world. In fact, this active role that the council is playing in the political system is due to the political empowerment program of the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, may God rest his soul, who ensured that the council achieve successive qualitative leaps until it reached what it is now. As a legislative institution, it has its weight, its status, and its essential role.
As His Excellency Saqr Ghobash, Speaker of the Federal National Council, emphasized in a speech he delivered during the closing session of this parliamentary session, the Council, during that session, which witnessed the beginning of the second fiftieth journey of our country’s long life, and with its launch completed its fiftieth year of its career, has embodied, and will continue to be. The concept and true implementation of the partnership between the legislative and executive authorities based on cooperation, respect and trust in the service of our dear country.
What the Council accomplished during the elapsed parliamentary session indicates that it continues to play an important and effective role in public life, as statistics indicate that it held “16” public sessions, and its committees held 143 meetings and “3” discussions. It contacted 60 bodies from various institutions and sectors concerned to serve parliamentary work. On the legislative level, the government received 12 bills from the government, which the council studied all of them, and finished debating 10 bills.
On the supervisory level, the Council discussed “8” general topics, and issued 151 recommendations regarding them that were submitted to the government. The members of the Council asked the government representatives “34” questions that dealt with various vital issues in various fields of national action.
There is no doubt that the Council will continue to play this active role to enhance our development process during the next stage, and the support of our wise leadership for the Council represents the biggest bet on the Council’s fulfillment of this role and achieving more achievements, whether at the legislative or supervisory level, or within the framework of what the Council undertakes The Council has played a fundamental role in enhancing the position of the UAE at the regional and international levels, as the Council has become a major contributor to supporting the soft power of the Emirates.
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