Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Chairs Cabinet Session
March 13, 2017
Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Prince Mohammad bin Naif chaired the Cabinet's weekly session at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh this afternoon.
Crown Prince Mohammed briefed the Cabinet on the contents of the message sent by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz to Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of Kuwait, the telephone call King Salman had with President Joko Widodo of Indonesia, and his meetings in Indonesian. Crown Prince Mohammad also briefed the cabinet on his meeting with New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Murray MuCully.
The Cabinet was then briefed on the latest developments on the Arab and Islamic arenas. The Cabinet lauded the decisions adopted by the 147th session of the Council of Arab Foreign Ministers held in Cairo. In this context, the Cabinet expressed appreciation to the Arab foreign ministers for thanking the Saudi-led Arab Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen in its support of Yemen's legitimacy and people, the resumption of the peace process, and endeavors to stop war and restore the Yemeni state. The Cabinet also appreciated the humanitarian efforts of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid & Relief Center (KSRelief) in providing assistance to the Yemeni people. The Cabinet also welcomed the Council of Arab Foreign Ministers’s statements unilaterally condemning the coup leaders in Yemen, their violations against the people of Yemen as well as the Iran’s continual interventions that violate the security and stability of Yemen.
The Cabinet stressed the decisions of the session, confirming the full commitment and adherence to the Arab Peace Initiative without change, and the need to enable the Palestinian people to exercise their inalienable rights.
The Cabinet reiterated the condemnation of terrorist attacks which took place at the military hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan and a military base in Mali.