On Royal Orders of His Majesty, the State Council to commence its seventh Period on Thursday
10 Nov 2019
❖ State Council to elect two Vice-Chairmen and four Bureau members at 1st Session of the 7th Period on Thursday
On the Royal Orders of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the State Council will begin its seventh period ( 2019-2023) with its first Regular Session of its first Term on Thursday, 14 November.
HE Dr.Khalid bin Salim Al-Saidi, Secretary General of the State Council, extended sincerest thanks and appreciation to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said for his high patronage and attention to the Shura march in the Sultanate, which has reached it a well-developed state. This is within the framework of the state institutions and law, which His Majesty has ceaselessly worked to establish since the onset of the Blessed Renaissance over the last nearly half a century.
His Excellency also congratulated His Majesty the Sultan on the 49th National Day and prayed for the occasion to come again.
He said that the Session to be held following the issuance of Royal Decree No. ( 77/2019) appointing the honored members of the State Council, includes a number of procedures of swearing of the honorable members, the election of two vice Chairmen and election of four members of the Council's Bureau.
He explained that the 85 members of the Council for the seventh term would take the oath as stipulated by the Article 58 bis (20) of the Basic Law of the State.
He pointed out that the Council will elect in the first session, the two Vice-Chairmen from amongst its honored members in accordance with Article (58) bis (4) of the Basic Law of the State, which states: The Council shall have two Vice-Chairman. If the seat for either of them falls vacant, the Council shall elect another member as replacement until the end of its term.
The Secretary-General of the State Council explained that during the meeting, four members would be elected to the Bureau of the Council, which is chaired by the State Council Chairman and has his two deputies and four elected members.
His Excellency pointed out that the nomination mechanism for the members of the permanent committees includes the announcement during the session to open the door for candidacy for the membership of committees. Following this, the Council’s Bureau coordinates the lists of members of the committees from among the candidates taking into account their expressed desire, specialisation and experience in the field of activity of each committee.
The Secretary General of the Council said that the preparations for the session were complete; pointing out that the General Secretariat of the State Council has finished all its preparations for the first procedural session, to ensure its success, and pointed out that the Regular Session will be public and broadcast through various media entities.
His Excellency affirmed that the Council will continue to play its role in national work according to its vested powers and competencies, guided by the generous directives of His Majesty the Sultan.
In conclusion, HE Dr.Khalid bin Salim Al-Saidi congratulated the honorable members for being the recipient of the Royal confidence and wished them success.