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Majlis A'Shura Office Meets.

Muscat, Dec 8 (ONA) --- The Majlis A'Shura Office today held its 3rd regular meeting of the 1st annual sitting (2015-2016) of the 8th term (2015-2019) under the chair of Khalid bin Hilal al-Ma'awali, Chairman of Majlis A'Shura.

The Office discussed the work mechanisms of the Majlis A'Shura standing committees, their vision in light of the restrictions and guidelines of the Majlis A'Shura internal bylaw. It also reviewed the oversight tools available to members of the Majlis and how to activate them.

The meeting looked into several questions by Majlis A'Shura members including the questions to the Minister of Transport and Communications about the manpower at the companies operating at the airport project and the computers that will be provided to the project.

The Office also discussed the interpellation requests by some members including the interpellation to the Minister of Transport and Communications about Oman Airport Management Company (OAMC) and the interpellation to the Chairman of Muscat Municipality about the budget of Muscat Festival.

The meeting also looked into the agenda of Majlis A'Shura sessions in December 2015, on top of which is the report of the Economic and Financial Committee on the proposed amendments to some of the existing laws, which were referred by the Council of Ministers. It also reviewed the scope of work and the function of the Parliamentary Support Unit at Majlis A'Shura.

The meeting discussed the memorandum of the Secretariat General of the Arab Parliament on the outcomes of its meeting held on 14th November 2015 about the Syrian crisis. It also approved minutes of the Majlis A'Shura Office's previous meeting and reviewed the follow up report on the implementation of the decisions made at the second regular session.

--- Ends/MS/KH

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