1998 News Story

Council of Ministers meeting

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd Ibn Abdul Aziz today chaired the regular weekly session of the Council of Ministers, and reiterated Saudi Arabia's call for the Islamic world to unify its efforts and strengthen its solidarity, noting that the Kingdom has made previous calls on Muslim leaders and peoples to benefit from their common faith, history, and heritage, translating them into practical measures that will serve the Islamic world now and in the future.

The cabinet went on to review a number of issues, including Serbian aggression against the Muslims of Kosovo and the need to put an end to such aggression.  On the Middle East peace process, King Fahd reiterated that the stumbling blocks arise from Israel's obstinacy in continuing to occupy Arab lands, and again called for comprehensive and just peace in the region based on the principle of land for peace, and commitment to the Oslo and Madrid agreements as well as the UN resolutions.
The cabinet then passed a number of resolutions, including approval of regulations concerning official telephone lines for government organizations, and the decision to set up a board of directors for the commission on irrigation and sewage, to be headed by the Minister of Agriculture and Water.