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King Hamad: Parliament opening; religious freedom
King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa opened the second session of the fifth legislative term of the Council of Representatives and the Shura Council on 13 October, in the company of Crown Prince Salman Bin Hamad. King Hamad was welcomed on arrival by Council of Representatives speaker Fawzia Bint Abdulla Zainal and Shura Council chairman Ali Bin Saleh Al-Saleh and gave a speech outlining the main government policy aims including development of the oil and gas, transport and food security sectors.
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