Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chaired the Cabinet's weekly session at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh this afternoon. At the outset of the meeting, King Salman briefed the Cabinet on his meeting with King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa of Bahrain, and his communications with President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir of Sudan, President Xi Ping of China, U.S. President Barack Obama, President Francois Hollande of France, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Prime Minister of German State of Bavaria Horst Seehofer, and Britain’s special envoy for the Middle East quartet and former Prime Minister Tony Blair.
The Cabinet reviewed regional and international developments, including the situations in Yemen and international efforts regarding the situation in Yemen. The Cabinet welcomed UN Security Council Resolution 2216 (2015) on Yemen adopted by the UN Security Council under Chapter VII of UN Charter which the Cabinet considers as embodiment of the will of the international community and its seriousness to stand by the Yemeni people and send a strong message to the Houthi rebels. The resolution also represents an endorsement by the international community for the position of Saudi Arabia and the countries of the coalition for Operation Decisive Storm.
The Cabinet expressed its thanks and appreciation to King Salman for his order to allocate $274 million for humanitarian relief works in Yemen following a UN appeal Friday for the humanitarian assistance to provide emergency assistance to the millions affected by the conflict.
The Cabinet approved memorandums of understanding in the field of judicial relations the United Kingdom signed in Riyadh on 15/11/1435 AH; and on financial cooperation with Japan signed in Riyadh on 05/07/1435 AH.