His Majesty to preside over Council of Oman meet today

MUSCAT — His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said will preside over the annual meeting of the Council of Oman at the council hall in Al Khuwair today. His Majesty the Sultan will deliver a speech in which he will review the progress of the development projects being implemented, their features and horizons in realising a solid growth that enhances security and stability of the nation. The session will be attended by members of the Royal family, the chairmen of the State Council and Majlis Al Shura, ministers, advisers, the inspector-general of police and customs, the head of the Internal Security Service, the chief of staff of the Sultan’s Armed Forces (SAF), the SAF corps commanders, members of the State Council and Majlis Al Shura, heads of diplomatic corps in the Sultanate, a number of sheikhs and dignitaries, editors-in-chief of Oman News Agency (ONA), local newspapers and delegates of Arab and foreign media. The Council of Oman was set up by Royal Decree No. 86/97, issued on December 16, 1997, and comprised the State Council and Majlis Al Shura. The Basic Law of the State determines its prerogatives, terms, settings, regulations, number of their members, membership conditions, the methods of selecting or appointing them and causes of their dismissal among other regulations. ONA timesofoman.com