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Speaker hails royal directives
08 : 28 PM - 21/01/2018
Manama, Jan. 21 (BNA): A tribute was paid to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa for stressing the importance of consensus between the executive and legislative branches of government. Council of Representatives Speaker Ahmed bin Ibrahim Al-Mulla hailed the royal directives given by HM the King, as he received His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa.

HM the King stressed that consensus on subsidy restructuring should be given priority to ensure that government subsidies benefit the citizens who are affected by fee increase, affirming that there will be no fee hike until the joint executive-legislative committee completes its work, and until the National Audit Office makes sure that the process is in line with the laws and criteria in force in the kingdom.

"HM the King’s support to the legislative branch of government represents a catalyst for achievements and development strides and initiatives to muster all resources to meet citizens’ aspirations", the Speaker said. In a statement, he stressed parliamentary resolve to support the vital interests of the nation and citizens, despite daunting economic challenges facing Bahrain and other countries in the region. He paid tribute to HRH the Premier and HRH the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, hailing fruitful cooperation to achieve the aspirations of the nation and citizens.


BNA 1726 GMT 2018/01/21

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