King Salman Chairs Cabinet Session
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques chaired the Cabinet's session at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh this Monday afternoon.
At the outset of the session, King Salman briefed the Cabinet on the message sent to Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah; the messages received from King Mohammed VI of Kingdom of Morocco and Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar; and the results of his meetings with Foreign Minister of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Chairman of Foreign Affairs Committee of European Parliament Elmar Brok.
The Cabinet appreciated the King's speech during receiving guests of Janadriah Festival in which he confirmed the Kingdom's keenness that security and peace prevail in the region; his call for cooperation to address poverty, ignorance and promotion of science, thought and culture; unification of ranks; and enlightening the nation; as well as his emphasis that Islam is a religion of moderation, justice and mercy, and what is seen today of terrorism from those who claim to be Muslims have no relation to Islam.
The Cabinet expressed its thanks to the President of Sudan for his commending the significant role of the Kingdom in Africa, its benevolent initiatives in all African countries and its roles in strengthening Arab-African relations, and its efforts to clear the air between Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia.
The Cabinet expressed the Kingdom's appreciation to the United Kingdom, countries and bodies that organized the Fourth Conference of Donors to Syria in London, stressing that the Kingdom's provision of an amount of one hundred million dollars additional to the amount pledged by the Kingdom in Kuwait Conference, in addition to $90 million from the previous obligations available for disbursement in the coming period embody the belief of the Kingdom's government and people in the need to provide assistance to Syria, where the total assistance provided by the Kingdom exceeded $780 million.
The Cabinet welcomed the statement issued by Foreign Ministers of International Alliance against ISIS terrorist organization at the conclusion of their meeting in Rome, which confirmed the determination to confront and defeat this organization and curb its ambitions.
The Cabinet was finally briefed on the topics on its agenda including the Memorandum of Understanding between the Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of defense in the Finnish Republic for cooperation in the field of defense. The Cabinet also discussed a number of local issues.