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 briefed the Cabinet on his telephone call with US President Barack Obama during which they affirmed the deep, strategic and historical relations between the Saudi Arabia and the U.S. King Salman expressed his thanks and appreciation to President Obama and the leaders and heads of delegations of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on the positive achievements of the US-GCC Summit, including building closer relations in all fields, including defense and security cooperation.
The Cabinet welcomed the convening of Riyadh Conference on Saving Yemen and Building the Federal State under the auspices of the GCC, expressing hope that the Yemenis reach an agreement to achieve security and stability within the framework of adherence to legitimacy and stopping the coup against the legitimate Yemeni government.
The Cabinet denounced the violation of the humanitarian ceasefire by Houthi militias, including their repeated cross border attacks.
The Cabinet then approved the following: authorized the President of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, or his deputy, to negotiate and sign a draft memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the field of tourism Malaysia; authorized the Minister of Foreign Affairs, or his deputy, to negotiate and sign a draft memorandum of understanding regarding the political consultations Nicaragua; and authorized the Minister of Transport, or his deputy, to negotiate and sign draft cooperation agreement with Malta in the field of maritime transport.
The Cabinet approve Majlis Al-Shura Resolution 44/25 (10/06/1436 H.) as amended authorizing the competent court to include in its ruling a text to publish a summary of the ruling at the expense of the convicted person in a local paper issued in his place of residence, or in the nearest neighborhood if there is no local paper in his place of residence, or in a way which the Court deems appropriate, depending on the type of the committed crime, its gravity, and impact, provided that the publication should be after the ruling gets its final status.