King Abdullah chairs Cabinet session

October 25, 2010

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz began the Cabinet session at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh today with a briefing on his most recent talks with foreign officials. He described his meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, which focused on the condition of the Palestinian people and efforts to put the peace process back on track, as well a telephone call he received from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Next, King Abdullah urged all relevant agencies to do everything possible to serve the pilgrims who have been arriving in Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj rituals. Several reports were presented on the preparations that have already been undertaken by various sectors to serve the visitors.

The Cabinet reviewed the proceedings of the International Conference on the Effects of Masses and Crowded Gatherings on Public Health, which was held in the Kingdom last week. The ministers welcomed a call by King Abdullah to establish a modern discipline in the field of medicine specifically concerned with this phenomenon.

Turning to its weekly agenda, the Cabinet approved the application of a charter regulating the affairs of the personnel of the Saudi Commission for Tourism; approved the system of state revenues; approved amending paragraphs 1, 3 and 4 of the provision “Thirdly” of Cabinet decision No. 21, dated 29/01/1430; approved a set of regulations involving loans from the Real Estate Development Fund; and authorized the President of the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE) to sign a draft agreement between the Kingdom and Russia on cooperation in the peaceful application of nuclear energy.

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