Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Chairs Cabinet's Virtual Session

Wednesday 1441/11/17 - 2020/07/08
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Riyadh, Jul 7, 2020, SPA -- Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chaired today a Cabinet's virtual session.
At the outset of the session, the Cabinet reviewed the latest developments of the Coronavirus pandemic at the local and international levels, the efforts made to achieve the highest levels of safety and maintain the health of citizens and expatriates, and the expanded testing in various regions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Cabinet was reassured about the medical and health care provided for active and critical cases based on a comprehensive and integrated system which placed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia among the countries with the most recoveries from COVID-19.
The issuance of the Royal Order, extending for an additional period a number of government initiatives to mitigate the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic on economic activities and the private sector, was described by the Cabinet as part of the urgent government measures to support individuals, investors and private sector establishments and to enhance their role as partners in the development of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's economy. As many as 142 initiatives were announced since the outbreak of the pandemic with a value exceeding SR214 billion.
Acting Minister of Media Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi pointed out in a statement to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) that the Cabinet reviewed latest developments on regional and international arenas, including the Security Council's discussion of the UN Secretary-General's report on Iran's involvement in the missile attacks that targeted the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia last year, reiterating that the international community should take a firm stance against Iran and appropriate measures to continue arm embargo on the Iranian regime, and to deal seriously with the nuclear and ballistic programs being developed by Iran. The Cabinet reiterated the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's keenness on the stability of the region, and that the Kingdom will not under any circumstances allow any transgression of its borders, harm to its national security, or exposing the safety of water crossings and global economy to the threats of the hostile Iranian behavior. The Kingdom also reiterated warning against the security consequences of the arms agreements that ignored Iran's regional expansion and the legitimate security concerns of the region's countries.
01:54 LOCAL TIME 22:54 GMT