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Shura Council Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Sri Lanka

29 April 2019

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 The Shura Council held its regular weekly meeting today under the chairmanship of HE the Speaker Ahmed Bin Abdulla Bin Zaid Al Mahmoud.

At the outset of the meeting, the Council expressed its deep concern at the terrorist attacks in the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

The Council also expressed strong condemnation and denunciation of these attacks, reiterating rejection of violence and terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, regardless of causes and motives.
The Council expressed its condolences to the people of Sri Lanka and the families of the victims, wishing the injuries a speedy recovery.

The Shura Council continued its meeting, discussing the report of the Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee on a draft law on documentation which replaced Law No. 9 of 1979 as part of the modernization of legislation.

The draft law included 37 articles, the first of which defines documentation as a procedure by the notary public or by those delegated by the Minister of Justice, by which the will of the concerned parties is documented in an official record.

The draft law specifies how to document, certify signatures and prove date, in addition to the general provisions on cases where the agency is terminated, copies and electronic procedures and the organization and keeping of records, documents and indexes related to documentation in accordance with the provisions of the draft law.

After discussion, the Council approved the referred draft law as amended and decided to refer its recommendations thereon to the esteemed Government.

During the meeting, HE the Speaker of the Shura Council briefed the members on his meeting on Sunday with HE President of the Italian Senate Maria Elisabetta Casellati, during which they discussed cooperation relations between both countries and ways to boost and develop them, especially the parliamentary field, as well as issues of mutual interest.

At the end of the meeting, the Council reviewed the report by its delegation participating in the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, held recently in Krakow, the Republic of Poland.