UAE- FNC's first session of 16th legislative chapter concludes
(MENAFN- Emirates News Agency (WAM))
ABU DHABI, 27th June, 2016 (WAM) -- Noura Al Kaabi, Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs, has said that discussions during the first session of the 16th legislative chapter of the FNC highlighted the unique relationship between the Council and the government in finding effective solutions to the needs of the citizens in line with the vision of the UAE leadership.
Al Kaabi said the Council sessions reflected the success of the political empowerment programme launched by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan as a framework for parliamentary experience and a development platform to better serve society in all major areas.
"The cooperation of representatives of the Federal government in meeting the requirements and recommendations of the members of the Council brings to light the maturity of parliamentary experience in the UAE. It also highlights the role played by the Federal National Council in raising political awareness and supporting the government in its initiatives. The Council represents the practical application of the leadership''s directive to activate the partnership between the executive and supervisory authorities to take forward the development march of the UAE," Al Kaabi said.
The Minister of State praised the role of Dr. Amal Al Qubaisi, Speaker of the Federal National Council, in managing the sessions of the Council. The minister also thanked the Council members for their contributions during the first session, saying that they highlighted the deep understanding of the role of the Council in meeting the needs of UAE citizens in various fields.
Al Kaabi also commended the efforts of the General Secretariat of the Federal National Council, led by Dr. Mohammed Salem Al Mazroui, Secretary-General of the Federal National Council, and the rest of the team at the Secretariat.
Expressing gratitude to the ministers and members of the government for their keen participation in the sessions, Al Kaabi said the government''s representation at the Federal National Council sessions achieved high attendance rates from the ministers, During the first session, the Council discussed 17 federal laws, as well as three major topics, including a policy of the General Authority for Regulating the Telecommunications Sector, a policy on protecting society from drugs, and a Ministry of Health policy on preventive healthcare. Discussions on these topics led to 34 recommendations.
Noura Al Kaabi said that members of the federal government displayed significant interaction and responded to the questions submitted by Federal National Council members. Answers were given orally to 26 questions while answers to seven questions were given in writing.