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. King Salman began the session by briefing the Cabinet on his talks with the Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif and his telephone calls with President Vladimir Putin of Russian. King Salman also briefed the Cabinet on his communications with President Nicolas Maduro Moros of Venezuela.
The Cabinet reviewed the latest developments following the end of Operation Decisive Storm after Determination Storm Operation after it had achieved its objectives, the on Operation Renewal of Hope. The Cabinet reaffirmed the Kingdom’s and the coalition’s keenness restore peace and security to Yemen far away from foreign domination and interventions which seeks to incite sedition and sectarianism so that they can achieve their hopes and ambitions and return to exercise their natural role in the Arab environment.
King Salman, the Supreme commander of the armed forces, expressed his thanks and appreciation to the armed forces that have participated efficiently and effectively in Operation Decisive Storm. King Salman commended the armed forces for imposing air supremacy and prevent attacks against the homeland and countries of the region.
The Cabinet expressing deep sympathy and condolences to the government and people of Nepal on the victims of the earthquake.
The Cabinet also condemned the massacre committed by the terrorist ISIS organization against 30 Ethiopians in Libya, stressing the importance of concerted efforts and international cooperation to eliminate the terrorist organizations, its massacres and terrorist acts that do not differentiate between religion or race.
On domestic issues, the Council of Ministers hailed the successful security agencies for arresting one of the suspects involved murder of two policemen on the instructions from Daesh (ISIS) in Syria.
The Cabinet then approved the following: authorized the President of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), or his deputy, to discuss a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in satellite navigation field and science and technology with China; approved the regulation of Saudi Commission for Lawyers; authorized the Minister of Commerce and Industry, or his deputy, sign a draft MoU on industrial cooperation between China; and approved a number of measures pertaining to allowing Ash-Sharqiyah Agricultural Development Company to own part of the agricultural land which was offered to the Company according to High Order No. 4/1016/M.