Qatar's Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, opened the 50th ordinary session of the Shura Council on Tuesday (26 October). The session is the first one with 30 elected members that were chosen by the Qataris in elections earlier this month. In his speech the Qatari Emir spoke about the many achievements of the country in the past two years.
“We are all aware of the importance of this historic moment in which we witness the completion of the institutions stipulated in the constitution by establishing the elected legislature along with the executive and judicial branches,”
Sheikh Tamim lauded the advancement Qatar has seen in the field of food security. In the past few years, Qatar sought to increase its production of food commodities and market for them.
Legislative amendments have also facilitated business transactions, promoted competition, protected consumers, encouraged industrial investment, and increased foreign direct investment
Sheikh Tamim added that thinking about future achievements is no less important than maintaining the current achievements.
The inauguration was attended by several members of the royal family as well as ministers.