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.
At the outset of the session, King Salman briefed the Cabinet on the outcomes of his talks with Nigerian President Mohammed Bukhari and the Crown Prince of Denmark Prince Frederik Henrik Andre; the message sent to Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah; and the telephone call received from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The Cabinet reconfirmed the Kingdom's strong condemnation of the terrorist bombings and attacks in Cameroon, Somalia and Afghanistan.
The Cabinet expressed its appreciation to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, the Crown Prince and the Deputy Crown Prince for the State's attention to the homeland's martyrs, commending in this regard the Crown Prince's inauguration of the electronic website ''Loyalty to men sacrificed their lives for their homeland''.
The Cabinet commended the Ministry of Interior for its keenness to complete the transformation to the electronic services by launching the application '' We are all security'' on mobile phones, aiming to make citizens and residents a part of an interactive technological security system starting and ending with them.
The Cabinet also commended the security forces and various agencies for their efforts to monitor, track down and prevent the attempts of smuggling drugs into the Kingdom.
The Cabinet reaffirmed the Kingdom's seeking for achieving stability in the oil markets with all major producers in an attempt to reduce fluctuations. It also reaffirmed its commitment in meeting a large part of the global energy demand on a purely commercial basis.
The Cabinet was briefed on the results of the meetings of the Group of Twenty at the level of finance ministers concluded in Shanghai, China with the participation of governors of central banks in the states of the Group.
The Cabinet concluded after discussing a number of domestic issues including the signing a draft agreement between the Kingdom and both Belgium and Cyprus for the avoidance of double taxation with respect to taxes on income.