King Abdullah chairs weekly Cabinet session

May 25, 2009

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz chaired the Cabinet meeting today at the Royal Court in Riyadh. At the outset, King Abdullah briefed the ministers on his consultations last week with foreign leaders, including a visit from Swiss President Hans-Rudolf Merz and messages from Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad Al-Thani and Tajik President Emomali Rahmonov.

The Cabinet reviewed the outcome of the 8th Meeting of Islamic Affairs Ministers held last Saturday in Riyadh, as well as the 36th Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers held in Damascus the same day.

Domestically, a report was presented by Second Deputy Prime Minister Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz detailing the government’s response to the recent tremors caused by seismic activities in the Madinah and Tabuk regions. King Abdullah directed that all necessary measures be taken to ensure the flow of crucial supplies and support to affected citizens.

Turning to its agenda, the Cabinet mandated the formation of special committees to handle the auctioning of vehicles seized in criminal cases; approved the regulation of Car and Motorcycle Clubs; set the pay scale for public health workers; and approved a measure detailing the requirements for the detainment and transfer of juveniles.

The ministers also approved the appointments of Hazzaa Al-Aasmi to the position of Administrative Advisor at the Ministry of Justice (15th rank); Nasir Al-Askar to the position of Assistant Undersecretary for Security Affairs at the Eastern Province Governorate (14th rank); and Homood Alahmadi to the position of Minister Plenipotentiary at the Foreign Ministry.

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