King Salman Chairs Cabinet Session
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chaired the Cabinet's session at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Monday afternoon.
The King began by briefing the Cabinet on the telephone call received from the King of Bahrain, the telephone call made to the President of Nigeria, and the results of his talks with the Chairman of Presidency Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Cabinet confirmed the joint statement on the formation of an Islamic alliance to fight terrorism; militarily, intellectually and in the media in coordination with international organizations, and important countries, which includes a group of Islamic states that make up the majority of the Islamic world.
The Cabinet also expressed the Kingdom's solidarity with the Government of Nigeria in confronting terrorism.
The Cabinet commended the outcomes of the second meeting of Saudi-Egyptian Coordination Council and the King's directives to increase Saudi investments in Egypt and support transport movement in Suez Canal by Saudi ships.
The Cabinet commended the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2254 on Syria, which sets up the political process to resolve the crisis on the basis of the principles of Geneva Declaration 1 and Vienna 1 and 2 Conferences based on the establishment of a transitional body for governing with full security and political authorities.
The Cabinet denounced the non-compliance and breach of truce of Houthi militias after the announcement of a cease-fire during peace talks between the Yemeni parties.
The Cabinet expressed the Kingdom's welcome of the signing of the peace agreement in Sukhairat, Moroccan, between various Libyan parties under the auspices of the United Nations.
On domestic affairs, the Cabinet discussed numerous items, including its appreciation of the Royal Order on forming the first circle for Banking Disputes Committee, the approval of a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the field of tourism between the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage and Egypt's Ministry of Tourism, and the discussion and signing of a draft agreement on cooperation in the field of defense between the governments of Saudi Arabia and Tunisia.