Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Chairs Cabinet's Session
Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Prince Mohammad bin Naif chaired the Cabinet's session held today at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah.
At the outset of the session, the Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques briefed the Cabinet on the outcome of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques audience held for King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain.
The Cabinet reviewed a number of reports on the developments of issues regionally and internationally, as well as the international efforts regarding a number of issues at the international arena and terror combating. The Cabinet welcomed the convening of the 2nd meeting of the International Coalition for Fighting Daesh held at Andrews Airbase, near the Washington, DC. Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, led the Saudi delegation to the meeting.
The Cabinet welcomed the statement issued by the 25th session of the joint ministerial council between the Gulf Cooperation Council and the European Union in Brussels, underscoring the importance of continuing enhancing relations between them amid the regional challenges to develop into firm and effective bases for regional and international stability and security as well as the strategic importance of close coordination between the two sides.
The Cabinet reiterated the Kingdom's strong denunciation and condemnation of the terror explosion that ripped the Afghani capital of Kabul, and the terror armed attack which took place in the German city of Munich, leaving tens of innocents killed or injured, expressing the condolence and sympathy of the Kingdom to each of the Republic of Afghanistan and Federal Republic of Germany on the terror victims, wishing the injured quick recovery and calling for concerted international efforts to fight this dangerous plague which is categorically rejected by all divine religions and international norms.
The Cabinet approved an agreement Tunisia on cooperation in the field of defense, which was signed in Riyadh on 11/3/1437 H.; approved a cooperation arrangement with Brazil in the field of sports, which was signed in Brasilia on 25/6/1436H.; approved the organizational arrangements of the Center for Achievement and Rapid Intervention; and approved a number of arrangements described in detail in Resolution No. 2770 dated 03/06/1436H regarding the rearrangement of services supervised by the Ministry of Finance.
The Cabinet approved the accession of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the membership of The Hague Conference on Private International Law; and approved the organization of the Council of Family Affairs.