The Advisory Council at its regular weekly session, held under the chairmanship of HE the Speaker Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid al-Mahmoud, yesterday discussed decree-law No 18 of 2018 amending some provisions of the tender and auction law issued by law No 24 of 2015 and decided to refer it to the Economic and the Financial Affairs Committee for study and report to the council.
The council also discussed decree-law No 19 of 2018 amending certain provisions of the law on lawyers issued by law No 23 of 2006 and decided to refer it to the Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee for consideration and report to the council.
At the conclusion of the session, HE al-Mahmoud briefed the Council on his meeting with the Speaker of Iraqi Council of Representatives Mohamed al-Halboosi and his accompanying delegation. The meeting discussed bilateral relations between Qatar and Iraq and ways to support and develop them in various fields, especially the parliamentary sector, in addition to reviewing a number of issues of common interest.
The Speaker of the Advisory Council also briefed the Council on the participation of the Council’s delegation under his chairmanship at the third meeting of heads of parliaments of European and Asian countries (Eurasia), which was held in Turkey’s Antalya from 8 to 11 October 2018 and the Antalya Declaration of the meeting.
HE al-Mahmoud also briefed the Council on the results of his meetings, held on the sidelines of the Eurasia meeting, with a number of heads of parliaments of fraternal and friendly countries, during which they discussed the existing parliamentary relations between Qatar and their countries.
The Speaker discussed his contacts and meetings with the heads of the participating delegations regarding the invitation made by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani in his address to the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly to hold an international conference on cyber security and the readiness of Qatar to host it.
He explained that these efforts resulted in the approval and welcome by all delegations of His Highness the Amir’s invitation.
The Speaker also briefed the Council on the participation of the Council’s delegation under his chairmanship in the meetings of the 139th General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), which took place in Geneva from 14 to 18 October 2018, and the results of his intensive meetings with senior IPU officials and heads of participating delegations.
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