The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chaired the meeting held by the Council of Ministers, on Monday evening at Al-Safa Palace in Makkah.
King Salman briefed the council on the results of his meeting with Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain, Yemeni President Abdurbo Mansour Hadi, his talks with the Iraqi Prime Minister Dr. Haider Al-Abbadi and the phone calls received from Russian President Vladimir Putin, British Prime Minister Teresa May and Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Nasser Bourita.
On the recent Qatif terrorist attack, the cabinet reiterated the Kingdom's keenness on fighting terrorism, protecting its homeland security. It also noted the efforts of the naval forces in confronting three boats that entered the Kingdom's territorial waters. Moreover, it considered the bombing of the three trucks belonging to King Salman Relief and Humanitarian Action Center while preparing for distribution of food aid in the city of Marib as a threat to humanitarian work by the Houthis.
The Council of Ministers renewed the Kingdom's condemnation of the terrorist acts that took place in Egypt and Somalia, and the terrorist assault on worshippers leaving the Finsbury Park Mosque in London yesterday, as well as the attack on security forces inn Champs-Elysées in Paris yesterday, expressing the Kingdom's firm rejection of all forms of terrorism and extremism.