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 this afternoon.
King Salman began by briefing the Cabinet on his consultations and results of talks with President Xi Jinping of China, the Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif, US Secretary of State John Kerry, and NATO President Lord Jopling.
The Cabinet highlighted the outcomes of the Chinese President's visit to the Kingdom in signing 14 agreements and memorandums of understanding to enhance cooperation between the two countries in all fields and to upgrade relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership.
The Cabinet considered the inauguration of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for the project of Sinopec for Refining YASREF' and the opening of the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center in Riyadh as an extension of the support and attention being provided to institutions and citizens.
The Cabinet commended the outcomes of the visit of Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif in enhancing closer brotherly relations between the two countries.
The Cabinet also commended the statement of the Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation which condemned the attacks on the Kingdom's missions in Tehran and Mashhad and described them as clear violations of Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations 1961, Vienna Convention on Consular Relations 1963 and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the United Nations Charters.
The Cabinet praised the statement issued by the Egyptian-Saudi Coordination Council in its fourth meeting in Cairo, its completion of the discussion of the topics set on its agenda and confirmation of the importance of completing the rest of the tasks.
The Cabinet commended the statement of the Foreign Ministers on the rejection of Iran's interference in Bahrain, Yemen, Syria, Somalia, and its continuing support for terrorism.
The Cabinet expressed its strong condemnation of the terrorist attacks on a University in northwest Pakistan, and the center of the Afghan capital, Kabul.
The Cabinet was then briefed on reports on the latest developments including the Palestinian issue, Syrian, and the latest developments in Yemen.