Secretary-General of the State Council receives Naima Saji, Judge of the French Supreme Court
14 Oct 2019
HE.Dr.Khalid Bin Salem Saidi, Secretary General of the State Council received on Monday, Naima Saji, Children's Judge of the Supreme Court of France, as part of her current visit to Oman.
The Secretary-General warmly welcomed the guest and provided a brief overview of the Council. He highlighted the Legislative and oversight powers of the council, and its complementary role with Majlis A’Shura within the framework of the bicameral system, which enables the exercise of institutional coordination and respective terms of reference and powers according to the Basic Statute of the State. He pointed out in this regard that the Sultanate is one of the first Arab countries to adopt this system.
Following this, he reviewed the mechanisms of approval of the draft laws practiced by the Council of Oman in accordance with the Basic Statute of the State. He added that the joint sessions are held between the State Council and Majlis A’Shura to discuss the articles bearing differences, in accordance with the Basic Law of the State- Article (58) (bis 37).
The article states that the draft laws shall be referred by the Council of Ministers to Majlis A’Shura, which shall decide on the draft by approval or amendment and refer to Majlis Al Dawla, which shall decide on it by approval or amendment. If the two Majlis disagree upon the draft law, a joint meeting will be held under the chairmanship of the Chairman of Majlis Al Dawla and discuss the differences between the two Majlis, and then vote on the draft law in the same meeting. The decisions shall be adopted by absolute majority of the members present, and in all cases the Chairman of Majlis Al Dawla shall submit the draft to His Majesty the Sultan along with the opinion of the two Majlis.
HE.Dr. Khalid bin Salem Al Saidi, Secretary-General of the State Council pointed out that the Council of Oman is looking forward to the 7th Term of the State Council and 9th of Majlis A’Shura to continue the process of contributing to the national work within the framework of concerted efforts and integration between the various state institutions. He pointed out in this regard that the Council has in its previous sessions discussed several draft laws, proposals and studies.
Naima Saji, a judge of the Supreme Court of France, explained that her visit to Oman comes on behalf of the Higher Institute of Justice in order get acquainted about the legal and judicial system of the Sultanate. She expressed her admiration for the development of the Sultanate in this field and expressed her admiration for the parliamentary experience in Oman, the Council building which combines modernity and authentic Arabic features.