King Salman chairs Cabinet session (6/20/2016)
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chaired the weekly Cabinet's session at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah this afternoon.
At the outset of the session, King Salman briefed the Cabinet on the outcome of his talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, stressing the firm position of the Kingdom towards the Palestinian cause, and his meeting with Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Dr. Abdul Latif bin Rashid Al Zayani.
The cabinet reviewed a number of reports on regional and world developments and stressed the Kingdom’s support for all judicial measures taken by Bahrain to fight extremism and terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.
On the occasion of the start of the 32nd session of the UN Human Rights Council, the Cabinet reiterated the Kingdom's call on the international community to take action to stop the racist Israeli practices and violations in the occupied Palestinian territories through the systematic murder, torture, siege and destruction of property and acts of Judaization of Al-Quds (Jerusalem), and to hold Israel accountable for the heinous war crimes against Palestinian people.
The Cabinet also called on the international community to take practical steps to stop the abuses committed by Bashar al-Assad's regime and affiliated terrorist militias against the Syrian people which led to the killing of more than 300 thousand people, and the need to bring war criminals in Syria to international justice.
In local affairs, the Cabinet praised King Salman for his order to include 2,628 Saudi students studying on their own expense in the United in the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Foreign Scholarship Program.
The Cabinet concluded its session after discussing a number of domestic topics including the Cabinet’s approval on an agreement between the Kingdom and Sweden for the avoidance of double taxation and prevention of tax evasion, approved the accession of the Saudi Arabia to the Protocol to the Athens Convention relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea (PAL Protocol 1976), as well as the Cabinet’s approval on the appointment of several senior officials.