His Majesty King Hamad yesterday received members of the Shura, parliament and municipal councils at the Isa Cultural Centre.
His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, were present.
The leaders congratulated the new members.
His Majesty stressed that the legislative branch would assume national responsibilities and that consensus and co-operation between the two branches are essential to push ahead with the construction and development process.
The King welcomed the Shura and parliament’s achievements during the last legislative term, noting their pivotal roles in developing laws, strengthening the Constitution and defending the homeland’s interests.
He also commended the role of the municipal councils in improving services provided to citizens.