MANAMA: His Majesty King Hamad has praised the legislative branch’s active role in supporting Bahrain’s development and democratic march.

He received the annual report of the Shura Council and Parliament for the third session of the fifth legislative term.

The King received, at Safriya Palace, Parliament Speaker Fouzia Zainal, Shura Council chairman Ali Saleh Al Saleh and their deputies, who submitted the report.

His Majesty commended the outstanding achievements accomplished by Shura Council and Parliament since the beginning of parliamentary life. He said the reports featured constructive ideas to develop legislative and oversight work and build on achievements.

The King highlighted constructive co-operation between the executive and legislative branches, taking pride in citizens’ efforts to serve their country which contributes to continuing the successful development march.

The King expressed aspiration to accomplish better achievements and spur more economic growth, affirming Bahrain’s keenness to bolster joint work and co-operation with GCC and Arab states and other countries in the region and the world.

“The interest of the nation and citizens and the provision of decent living conditions for Bahrainis represent our ultimate goal,” His Majesty said, praising their outstanding achievements at regional and international competitions.

Ms Zainal and Mr Al Saleh praised royal support to the legislature’s efforts to spur development and promote the kingdom’s democratic march.

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