Oman takes part in Arab Parliament session

October 06, 2018

The sultanate last week participated in the first session of the third meeting of the second legislative chapter of the Arab Parliament. It was held in the headquarters of the Arab League in Cairo.

The meeting was held under the chair of Mishaal bin Fahm al Salami, speaker of Arab Parliament, stated a press release.

The sultanate’€冱 delegation included Hon Musallam bin Ali al Maashani, member of the State Council, deputy chairman of the Arab Parliament, member of the Foreign Affairs, Policy and National Security Committee in the Arab Parliament; Hon Khamis bin Said al Sulaimi, member of the State Council, member of the Social, Educational, Cultural, Women and Youth Affairs Committee; Rashid bin Ahmed al Shamsi, member of the Economic and Financial Committee and Salim bin Ali al Kaabi, member of Majlis A’€儡hura, member of the Legal, Legislative and Human Rights Committee in the Arab Parliament.

The session was initiated by the speaker of the Arab Parliament, in which he reiterated his commitment to work diligently and sincerely to meet the aspirations of the Arab people for security, good living and a bright future. He stressed the continued implementation of the plans of action adopted by the Arab Parliament in support of the steadfastness of the Palestinian people and the victory of Jerusalem.

He also stressed the Arab Parliament’€冱 commitment to a political solution for crises in a number of Arab countries, and the need to stand against the plans aimed at creating sedition among the citizens of the Arab nations and the need to work to unify positions and coordinate efforts to serve the issues of the Arab nations.

Mohamed al Halbusi, speaker of the Iraqi parliament, delivered a speech in which he pointed out that the Arab nations face serious challenges. He stressed the importance of confronting these challenges through an integrated Arab project based on genuine determination, solid collective action and realistic mechanisms capable of looking ahead and hedging for any possible repercussions. The meeting discussed the report of the Committee on Palestine and the reports of its standing committees.

The session also discussed the report of the Committee on Economic and Financial Affairs, which included a study proposing the enactment of an indicative law to attract Arab capital to the Arab world, and a proposal to legislate an indicative law to achieve Arab food security.
The session discussed the report of the Committee on Legislative, Legal and Human Rights Affairs, the main contents of which was a note on the latest developments in joint Arab action on topics relevant to the work of the committee.

The session also discussed the report of the Committee on Social, Educational and Cultural Affairs, Women and Youth, which included a review of the efforts made on the implementation of the Arab media map for Sustainable Development 2030 and the coordination of efforts to adopt the Arab Parliament documents on the rights of women and Arab youth, a unified Arab guideline for higher education and scientific research, and a study of the proposal of an Arab Pilot Law to regulate the work of organisations working in the charitable and humanitarian field.