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05 December 2023

FNC passes three federal draft bills


The Federal National Council (FNC) passed today three draft bills at its sixth meeting, which was chaired by Speaker Abdul Aziz Abdullah Al Ghurair.

The FNC, the country's parliament, also opened a discussion on the policy of the Federal Authority of Government Human Resources.

The Federal draft bill introducing amendments to the Law No.24/Year 2006 was the first one to be approved by the FNC in today's session.

The FNC also passed the federal draft bill that amended a number of provisions of the Law No.16/Year 1980 which had set up the Emirates General Petroleum Corporation.

The FNC also passed a draft bill that abolishes the federal law No. 3/Year 1982 setting up the General Information Authority (GIA) including all the amendments introduced to that law.

The new draft law justifies the abolition of this law on the grounds that an alternative and single authority regulating the IT and telecommunications has been set up on the federal governmental level under the name of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA).

Today's session at the FNC House in Abu Dhabi was attended, among others, by Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Minister of State for FNC Affairs Dr. Anwar Mohammed Gargash, Minister of Economy Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of State for Finance Affairs and Chairman of the Emirates General Petroleum Corporation Obeid Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Mohammed Abdullah Al Gargawi and Minister of Education Humaid Bin Mohammed Al Qatami.