THE Shura Council yesterday praised Bahrain’s democratic strides under reforms launched by His Majesty King Hamad.
It stressed preparations being made to hold parliamentary elections in November, in a statement marking International Day of Democracy, which falls every year on September 15.
The 2018 edition is being held under the theme “Democracy under Strain: Solutions for a Changing World”.
The Shura Council also saluted co-ordination between the legislative and executive branches of government.
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Gosi report soon
The actuarial expert is expected to submit his report to the General Organisation for Social Insurance (Gosi) soon.
“The report will assess the impact of the legislative proposals on pension funds,” said Shura Council first deputy chairman Jamal Fakhro.
He stressed the necessity for the legislative branch to have an oversight on the performance of the Gosi management.
In a statement to Akhbar Al Khaleej, he said that the current subsidy policy would remain unchanged.
Heritage in focus
Bahrain’s heritage of tolerance and peaceful co-existence was showcased in Hungary.
The Isa Cultural Centre (ICC) held Bahrain Day on the sidelines of the Seven Hills International Film Festival in Budapest.
ICC Board of Trustees Deputy Chairman and Executive Director Dr. Shaikh Khalid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa stressed the importance of the event which revealed Bahrain’s longstanding heritage and civilisation.
Dr Khalid also chairs the board of Trustees of the King Hamad Global Center for Peaceful Coexistence.
In statement, he stressed the importance strengthening the “diplomacy of peace and culture” to reveal Bahrain’s true image and counter distorted views.