2007 News Story

Cabinet: Annapolis conference should address core issues

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz chaired the weekly Cabinet meeting at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh yesterday.


The King opened the meeting by briefing the Cabinet on his recent contacts and consultations with world leaders and their envoys, including talks on restarting the Middle East peace process with King Abdullah II of Jordan and Quartet Middle East envoy Tony Blair.

The Cabinet expressed the hope that today’s Middle East peace conference in Annapolis would address the core issues of the Arab-Israeli conflict with the goal of achieving a just and comprehensive peace according to a timetable.

Turning to the situation in Lebanon, the Cabinet called on the Lebanese people to remain committed to holding presidential elections and maintaining stability.

The Cabinet approved a number of items, including: a general cooperation agreement with Spain; an executive program for higher education with Egypt; and amendments to a previous Cabinet decision on government representatives to company Boards of Directors. It also reviewed the progress of General Organization for Technical Education and Vocational Training (GOTEVOT) projects.