Under the chairmanship of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, the Council of Ministers held their regular meeting this afternoon. Following the meeting, Information Minister Ali Al-Shaer said that the King had delivered a comprehensive speech in which he spotlighted current developments in the Arab and Islamic worlds and emphasized the continuous challenges facing the Islamic Nation such as the aggression, injustice and oppression being sustained by some Islamic peoples despite efforts to save Muslim blood and to halt violence. King Fahd expressed grave concern over the situation being witnessed by the Arab World. King Fahd defined the relations of the Kingdom with its Arab sister states and friendly nations and confirmed anew that Saudi foreign policy is based on unwavering and steadfast principles of mutual respect and interest and on close cooperation in serving decisive causes in the Arab and Islamic worlds as well as on realizing the best interests of the Kingdom and its people.
King Fahd cited with deep satisfaction the great and successful efforts made by different concerned government bodies during the recent Hajj season for the comfort of pilgrims, with improved service and facilities being rendered to those pilgrims and to those who come to perform umrah.
The King also expressed pride over the tremendous achievements realized by the Kingdom nationwide including the great expansion and development projects implemented at the two holy cities of Makkah and Madinah, the giant development projects implemented in various fields, such as industry, agriculture, communications, commerce, information and transportation.
Minister Al-Shaer said that the Council then reviewed a number of domestic items on the agenda aimed at providing the maximum comfort and prosperity for Saudi citizens. He praised the efforts being made by the officials of different agencies and by the governors through their regional councils.
The Council approved the establishment of the Higher Organization of Equestrian Clubs and endorsed appointments to Grade 14 at the Foreign Ministry.