The Advisory Council on Monday held its regular weekly meeting under the chairmanship of HE the Speaker Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid al-Mahmoud.
At the outset of the session, the Advisory Council expressed pride and congratulated His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and Qatari nationals and the country’s residents on the occasion of His Highness receiving the mantle to host 2022 FIFA World Cup from Russia.
The Council stressed that this international event is the result of Qatar's wise policies, prominent role on both regional and international levels, and big successes in the field of hosting major sports events as well as the confidence of the countries of the world.
The Council expressed its confidence that the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will be an important milestone in the history of the World Cup and in the history of international sport, and not only for the State of Qatar but also for all Arabs.
The Council then continued its consideration of its agenda, discussing the complementary report of the Internal and External Affairs Committee on the request for general discussion submitted by several members on the harm to the children of divorced Qatari mothers and widows of fathers from the siege countries.
The Council also discussed the report of the Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee on a draft law establishing the Workers' Support and Insurance Fund.
The Council also discussed the complementary report of the Services and Public Utilities Committee on the request for a general discussion submitted by a number of members on the phenomenon of increase in shop rents.
After extensive discussions on the three reports, the Council decided to approve them and to submit its recommendations to the Cabinet.
Then, HE the Advisory Council Secretary General Fahad bin Mubarak al-Khayareen read out the Amiri Decree No 39 for 2018 adjourning the 46th ordinary session of the Advisory Council.
The Speaker delivered a speech on the occasion of the adjournment of the current session, extending, in his name and on behalf of the members of the Council, thanking His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani for his support to the Council in order to achieve its mission and to play its role in serving the citizens and defending the causes of Qatar.
He also praised the efforts of the government and its co-operation with the Advisory Council, which had a positive impact on the Council's achievements in the area of legislation in all fields and in issuing many recommendations of interest to Qatar and its people.
HE Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid al-Mahmoud voiced his satisfaction with the positive results achieved by the Council in the field of parliamentary diplomacy, at the regional and international levels, which had a clear impact on informing parliaments of fraternal and friendly countries as well as the European Parliament about the position of Qatar on the siege.
He pointed out that all the draft laws and decrees submitted to the Council had been completed and submitted to the government.
Concluding his speech, the Advisory Council Speaker thanked the members of the Council for their efforts, whether in the plenary sessions of the Council or through its specialised committees, and for their keenness in their discussions, during which they enriched the Council's sessions with thoughts, ideas and constructive proposals.
He also thanked the General Secretariat and all the staff of the Advisory Council.