Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Chairs Cabinet's Session 2 Jeddah

Monday 1438/10/23 - 2017/07/17
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The Cabinet welcomed the resolutions adopted by the Council of Arab Information Ministers at the end of its 48th ordinary session in Cairo, praising the Arab Information Ministers Council's affirmation of the necessity of solidarity among the Arab countries to confront terrorism and its demand to dry up its sources of financing and the need to continue efforts and coordination at the regional and global levels to defeat and eradicate it.
The Cabinet also expressed its deep concern at the closure of Al Aqsa Mosque by the Israeli occupation authorities, stressing that this act constitutes a flagrant violation of the feelings of Muslims around the world towards the first of the two Qiblah and the third of the two Holy Mosques.
The Cabinet added that such an act is a dangerous development that would further complicate the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories, especially as this is the first of its kind in the history of the occupation. The Cabinet called on the international community to shoulder its responsibilities towards halting such practices.
The Cabinet also reiterated the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's condemnation and denunciation of the terrorist attack on a security outpost in Giza governorate of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the two terrorist bombings targeting two cities in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and it extended condolences to the Egyptian and Pakistani governments and people as well as to the families of the victims, wishing the injured a speedy recovery.
The Minister said that the Cabinet confirmed that the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques' granting of the honorary doctorate degree in the field of the service of the Holy Quran and its sciences from Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University is considered as a culmination and appreciation of his efforts, great deeds and ongoing support for the Holy Quran and its services.
The Cabinet also commended the activities of the 11th session of Okaz Souq, which was inaugurated under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques by Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Governor of Makkah region under the theme “Okaz Renewable Creativity” under the supervision of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage.
15:24 LOCAL TIME 12:24 GMT