(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Muscat- A delegation of the foundation officer's course, organised by the Ministry of Defence's (MoD) Engineering Services visited the State Council on Monday. The delegation was received by council members, Hon Khamis Said Saif al Sulaimi and Hon Sheikh Nasser bin Saeed al Haddabi.
The council members noted the high interest of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, in developing the Shura process and its effective contribution to national action.
They discussed the stages involved in the processing of draft laws and the role of the council in submitting proposals and studies relating to various economic and social fields. Following this, the delegation was given a presentation outlining the functions and competencies of the council, presented by Altaf bint Omar al Marhoon, assistant secretary general for Information and Research Center.
She also addressed the organisational structure of the council, the special provisions of the Basic Statute of the State, the appointing authority, the categories from which members are selected and the membership term.