King Salman Chairs Cabinet Session
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chaired the Cabinet's session at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on this afternoon.
King Salman began by expressing his appreciation to US President Donald J. Trump and leaders of Arab and Islamic countries who participated in the 17th Consultative Meeting of Leaders of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the U.S.-GCC Summit, and the Arab-Islamic-American Summit hosted by the Kingdom yesterday.
King Salman said that the historic agreement signed by the GCC with the United States take firm measures against the financing of terrorism; and the announcement of the launch of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology aimed at spreading the principles of moderation.
The King also reviewed historical relations between the two countries and ways of enhancing them in various fields and discussed the latest world developments, They also exchanged of a number of trade agreements and investment opportunities exceeding $280 billion.
The Cabinet affirmed that the Kingdom's hosting of the U.S.-GCC Summit and the historically unprecedented Arab-Islamic-American Summit reflects the great posture the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has internationally enjoyed, as well as its remarkable efforts to enhance security, peace and stability in the region and the world.
The Cabinet highlighted the valuable contents of the speech delivered by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques pointing to the King's emphasis on the responsibility of the Arab and Islamic countries to be united in the fight against the forces of evil and extremism and terrorism in all its forms.
The King also drew the attention to the importance of achieving peace between Palestinians and Israelis, intensifying efforts to resolve the Syrian crisis, refusing to harm the Islamic countries' relations with friendly countries or exploiting Islam as a cover for political purposes fueling hatred, extremism and terrorism as well as religious and sectarian conflicts, citing acts done by the Iranian regime, its affiliated groups and organizations and other terrorist organizations.
The Cabinet asserted that the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques' announcing and launching of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology "Etidal", in the presence of U.S. President Donald Trump and world leaders.
The Cabinet also lauded the exchange of the memorandum of understanding between the GCC countries and the US to establish a center to dry-up the sources of funding of terrorism.