Muscat: His Excellency Sheikh Khalid Al Ma'awali, Chairman of the Shura Council, announced on Tuesday morning the commencement of the regular session 2 for the first annual session 2019-2020 of the ninth period after the completion of the quorum for the session. A statement was issued by the Shura Council online on Tuesday announcing the same.
He pointed out in his speech that the session is devoted to discussing the Shura Economic Report on the state budget for 2020.
The Shura Council statement said, “His Excellency Sheikh Ahmad Al Nadabi read the request of the Council of Ministers to discuss the general budget of the state for the fiscal year 2020, in a private session, for a vote by the members of the Council, according to Article (58) bis (31) of the Basic Law of the State, and Article (90) of the Bylaws of the Shura Council.”
The members of the Shura Council then voted on whether to keep the regular session 2 confidential or to make it public. The members of the Shura Council voted 71% over the secrecy of the second and third regular sessions of the first annual session of the ninth term of the Council 2019-2023, the Shura Council mentioned.
“The Shura Council will continue to hold the second session today on Wednesday morning at 10 am within the second and third regular sessions of the first annual session 2019-2020 of the ninth period 2019-2023.” Shura Council added
The two sessions discuss the report of the Economic and Financial Committee on the draft state budget for fiscal year 2020, in addition to discussing the statement of the Minister in charge of Financial Affairs on the draft state budget for fiscal year 2020.