The Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Prince Mohammad bin Naif chaired the Cabinet's weekly session at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah this afternoon. The Cabinet began by is meeting by extending its condolences to the families of the martyrs killed in a terrorist attack at a mosque used by members of the Special Emergency Force. The Vice Custodian stated that “whoever tries to tamper with the security of the Kingdom and its people will find the response practically and immediately in the field without any delay.”
The Cabinet also reviewed a number of reports on the latest developments in the region; On Yemen, the Cabinet emphasized the importance of the unconditional implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution 2216 to bring the country out of its crisis along with the need to intensify humanitarian efforts.
The Cabinet commended the efforts exerted by the security authorities in the brotherly State of Kuwait, which resulted in the arrest of a terrorist cell that was planning to destabilize the security of the country.
Turning to its remaining agenda items, the Cabinet approved a number of actions: expended the duty free imports of Palestinian goods for another year; authorized the Minister of Commerce and Industry, or his deputy, to negotiated a memorandum of understanding in the fields of protecting consumer and controlling goods and services with Algeria; approved changes to the Saudi Building Code; approved changes to the procedures pertaining to the organization of the Public Pension Agency; and approved amendments to the organizational structure of the General Presidency for Scholarly Research and Ifta.