Muscat: His Highness Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers, and a number of Cabinet members on Monday went on tour of the State Council and the Shura Council.
HH Sayyid Fahd was received at the State Council’s building by Sheikh Abdulmalik Abdullah Al Khalili, Chairman of the State Council.
At the Shura Council, he was received by Khalid Hilal Al Maawali, Chairman of the Shura Council.
The visit comes within the context of coordination between the Council of Ministers and Council of Oman on matters serving the public interest.
During the visit, HH Sayyid Fahd commended the role of the State Council and the Shura Council during the recent climatic condition.
He also hailed the efforts exerted by citizens in all parts of the Sultanate of Oman as they stood by state institutions and private sector establishments in handling the situation.
HH Sayyid Fahd valued the role of non-governmental organisations and charity societies in lending help to people whose properties incurred damage.
These efforts and measures to restore normalcy received the commendation of many countries around the world and they highlighted the values of solidarity that distinguish Omani people.
HH Sayyid underscored the significance of continuous coordination between the Council of Ministers and the Council of Oman towards achieving the level of cooperation needed to implement economic and social plans and programmes.
HH Sayyid Fahd pointed out that the government places cooperation between the two institutions on top of its priorities, since the visions and the studies they draft contribute directly to the country’s comprehensive development.
HH Sayyid Fahd stressed the importance of the current period which, he said, witnesses challenges that require more efforts to safeguard the country’s gains, achieve further progress and intensify social awareness.
It was agreed during the meeting to activate the role of the committee tasked with coordinating between the State Council and the Shura Council so that the panel would play a greater role in addressing the requirements of the current stage.
The chairmen and members of State Council and Shura Council offices expressed their appreciation for the government’s cooperation with them.
They pledged to work more closely to enhance the country’s comprehensive development under the leadership of His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik.