DR SHAIKH Khalid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa has been chosen as Shura Council Foreign Affairs, Defence and National Security Committee Chairman, replacing Dr Salah Ali Mohammed, who has been appointed Minister of State for Human Rights.
Shura Council Member Nancy Khedhouri will also take over as Vice-Chairperson.
The Committee hailed the efforts of the outgoing Chairman, wishing him success in his duties of serving Bahrain and its people.
The panel discussed amended articles of a law on passports in the presence of officials representing the Interior Ministry. The committee also discussed the law on Reform and Rehabilitation Centres and a proposed law on organising correctional facilities.
A draft law ratifying an agreement encouraging, exchanging and protecting investments between Bahrain and Spain was also on the agenda. The committee also scrutinised a draft law ratifying an agreement on avoiding double taxation and fiscal evasion between Bahrain and Singapore.