Secretary‑General of the Shura Council, Abduljalil
Ibrahim Al‑Tareef, has lauded the role played by the Ministry of Information
Affairs to highlight the legislative role of the Shura Council and cover all its
programmes and activities, as well as to inform the public about the issues it
He stressed the need to consolidate cooperation with the Information Affairs
Ministry, being the kingdom’s media front, and given its credibility which
gained it the trust of the citizens and residents.
Al‑Tareef made the statements while signing a Cooperation Agreement
between the Shura Council and the Ministry of Information Affairs,
represented by its Undersecretary, Abdulrahman Mohammed Bahar.
Under the agreement, the Information Affairs Ministry will cover the Shura
Council’s sessions and activities, and Shura members will participate in TV
and radio prgrammes during the Fourth Session of the Fourth Legislative
He highlighted the directives of the Shura Council Chairman, Ali bin Saleh
Al‑Saleh, on the need to provide all necessary information about the
council’s legislative efforts, as well as to enhance cooperation with the
Information Affairs Ministry, being an essential partner in promoting
awareness on the importance of the parliamentary culture and the
development of the democratic process in the kingdom.
He also stressed Al‑Saleh’s directives to enhance openness to all local and
international media outlets to highlight the kingdom’s achievements in various
fields, especially the legislative one.
The Shura Council’s secretary‑general praised the role played by the local
media outlets and its staff for their cooperation and efforts to cover
parliamentary activities during the previous legislative sessions, expressing
hope that cooperation between the Shura Council and the media will
The Undersecretary highlighted the Information Affairs Ministry’s appreciation
of the Shura Council for its keenness on informing the public about the
legislative developments in the kingdom.
He stressed that the agreement and the previous cooperation mechanisms
will contribute to attaining more achievements, and improve the media
services provided by the Information Affairs Ministry to the Shura Council, in
particular, and the Legislative Branch, in particular.