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

Monday 1438/6/7 - 2017/03/06
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The Cabinet valued the talks held so far during the monarch's tour that contributed to strengthening the bilateral relations in various fields and promoting mutual understanding for the benefit of the Kingdom and brotherly countries, serving international peace and security, as well as the contents of joint statements, the signing of memorandums of understanding, agreements and cooperation programs, noting, in particular, the establishment in Malaysia of a global center for peace holding the name of "King Salman Center for International Peace," and the sharing of Saudi Aramco and Malaysian company of Petronas, to develop and own a giant integrated complex for refining and petrochemicals in the Malaysian state of Johor.
The Cabinet stressed the important implications voiced by the King during his talks with leaders and senior officials, his visits to universities in Malaysia, meetings with Islamic prominent personalities and those who belong to other religions, his visit to the House of Representatives in Indonesia, stressing the importance of continuing work and promoting cooperation to face the challenges that threaten the Islamic nation, in particular, and the world in general, particularly the terrorism and extremism threats, as well as the clash of cultures and lack of respect for sovereignty and the interference in their internal affairs, and the importance of coordinating the attitudes and efforts and work for more communication and dialogue among followers of religions and cultures to enhance the principles of tolerance, and ensure the protection of human rights and happiness to best serve the common interests and international peace and security.
The Cabinet of Ministers offered thanks to and appreciation of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for instructing that female and male students studying now at their own expenses in Malaysia be enrolled as part of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques external scholarship program and within the monarch's keenness to safeguard the needs of female and male citizens.
Then, the Council listened to a number of reports on the course of events and developments at various arenas, citing the work of the 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council, ongoing in Geneva, stressing the contents of the Kingdom's speech before the Council which included the Kingdom's determination to proceed with its efforts to promote and protect human rights at all levels, clarifying its effective cooperation with the organs and bodies of the United Nations in charge of human rights, to continue its efforts in the promotion and protection of human rights based on the principles and provisions of the Islamic Sharia, and emphasize the importance of international community's response to the threats that engulf the values of family preservation and the need to protect them from delinquency, disintegration, extremism, hatred and racism.
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17:42 LOCAL TIME 14:42 GMT