Abu Dhabi: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, opened on Sunday the Federal National Council's fourth and last regular session of the 16th legislative chapter, in the presence of Crown Princes and deputy rulers, ministers, diplomats, and senior civil and military officials.
President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued a federal decree convening the 4rd regular session of 16th legislative chapter of the House.
Shortly before noon, Shaikh Mohammad arrived and was greeted by the guards of honour lining a red carpet.
After recital from the Holy Quran, Shaikh Mohammad officially opened the council by seeking Allah’s blessings and praying to Him to aid in establishing what is in the good of the nation and the citizens.
Ten committees and an ad-hoc committee to respond to the President’s speech will later be elected.
During this session, the House will review a number of draft laws including 2017 closing accounts, 2019 budget, railways and organisation of medical and pharmaceutical professions as well as effective use of communication and information technology by health care and public health professionals.
Since the beginning of this legislative chapter on November 18, 2015, the House have passed 45 draft laws spanning economic, social, health, security, cultural and sports areas.
The council has also adopted 236 motions during the debate of 20 issues addressing social development, health, education, Emiratisation and services delivered to the public.
The House has also put 152 questions to ministers concerning various sectors.