His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani will patronise the opening of the first ordinary session of the first legislative term, corresponding to the Shura Council's 50th annual session, at the council's headquarters Tuesday, Qatar News Agency reports.
On this occasion, His Highness the Amir will deliver a speech in which he will present the State's directions regarding the priorities for internal affairs and the main features of the foreign policy, as well as what Qatar has achieved during the past year and its aspirations for further progress and growth.
The new council has a total of 45 members, 30 of whom were elected and 15 appointed by His Highness the Amir. The Shura Council elections were held on October 2, registering 63.5% voter turnout.
The elections saw the enthusiastic participation of Qataris of different ages and marked a historic moment for the country and the council.
Ahead of the opening, the new members have stressed that they are determined to serve the nation and go ahead with the programmes they promoted during their election campaigns, to sustain the development of the country and highlight the demands and aspirations of its people.