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 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 the results of his talks and meetings with foreign leaders, during which they reviewed the bilateral relations and the overall regional and international developments. King Salman said that a number of leaders have expressed support for Saudi-led Operation Decisive Storm and offered various kinds of support the Kingdom requests.
King Salman said Operation Decisive Storm will contribute to regional and world peace and security. King Salman reiterated the Kingdom’s offer to host a conference where all political factions in Yemen who are interested in maintaining the security and stability in the framework of adhering to the legitimacy, refusing the coup against the legitimate government, and ensuring the return of state authority all over Yemen, the return of the arms to the state, and not threatening the security of neighboring countries.
The Council of Ministers then reviewed the outcome of the 26th Arab League Summit in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt and the summit’s declaration. The Council welcomed the Arab leader’s support for the actions of the coalition forces to defense and protection of the legitimacy in Yemen and defend the Yemeni people from the destruction imposed on them by the Houthi militias.
The Council of Ministers also condemned the continued Israeli violations against the unarmed Palestinian people, reiterating the Kingdom's demands of the international community to put pressure on Israel and demanding that it accepts international legitimacy and establishment of the independent Palestinian state on its territories occupied since 1967. Council said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s declared opposition to an independent Palestinian state as long as he is prime minister constitutes a blatant disregard for international law.
The Cabinet then approved the following: authorized the Foreign Minister to sign the instrument approval model of the final documents of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference, which was held in Guadalajara, Mexico in 2010, and to deposit it with the ITU Secretary General; authorized the Minister of Education, or his deputy, to sign a draft memorandum of cooperation in the field of higher education and scientific research Mexico, and submit the final signed version, to complete the statutory procedures; and authorized the President of King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy, or his deputy, to discuss with Finland and Hungary draft agreements in the field of peaceful uses of atomic energy, sign them, and then submit the final signed versions to complete the statutory procedures.