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King urges strong cooperation between legislative, executive authorities

His Majesty underlines Parliament’s Code of Conduct in enhancing public trust

By JT - Jan 19,2021 - Last updated at Jan 19,2021

His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday stressed the importance of bolstering cooperation between the legislative and executive branches during a meeting with the Senate president, the speaker of the House of Representatives, and members of the two Chambers’ permanent offices (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday stressed the importance of bolstering cooperation between the legislative and executive branches, noting Parliament’s important legislative and oversight role.

At a meeting with the Senate president, the speaker of the House of Representatives, and members of the two Chambers’ permanent offices, the King stressed the importance of Parliament’s Code of Conduct in enhancing public trust in the legislative authority, noting that a number of draft laws require Parliament’s attention, in line with current national priorities.

His Majesty stressed Parliament’s important role in building on the state’s achievements, as it begins its second centennial, urging teamwork among all institutions to proceed forward in development efforts, especially on the administrative side, to enhance the level of public services.

Speaking at the meeting, Senate President Faisal Fayez said Jordan is strong with its institutions and the determination of its people, while House Speaker Abdulmunim Oddat noted the Chamber’s commitment to bolstering public confidence in Parliament and focusing on adherence to the Code of Conduct, the statement said.

Members of the two Houses’ permanent offices stressed the need to enhance the role of parliamentary committees and increase public trust in state institutions.

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