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

Tuesday 1441/2/23 - 2019/10/22
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The Minister said that the Cabinet reviewed a number of reports on the latest developments, in the Arab, regional and international arenas, pointing out the significance of the Kingdom stress as it was addressing the United Nations, in New York, on a comprehensive international agreement to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, noting breaches to its nuclear undertakings, and exploitation of the economic returns of the nuclear agreement to finance hostile and terrorist activities in the region.
The Cabinet condemned the continued refusal of "Israel" to join the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, and the need to subject all its nuclear facilities to the system of comprehensive safeguards of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
In addition, the Kingdom condemned the use of chemical weapons, in Syria, and calls for holding accountable for committing these criminal acts, which violate all international laws and ethical and humanitarian principles.
The Cabinet expressed congratulations to the Emperor Naruhito on his accession to the throne, and wished the friendly Japan continued progress and prosperity.
The Cabinet, also, reiterated the Kingdom's denunciation and condemnation of the suicide attack, in Lachman province, which killed dozens of people, including many children, and the attack on a mosque, in Nangarhar province, during Friday prayers, which killed more than 60 worshipers and wounded dozens, all occurred, in eastern Afghanistan.
The Cabinet stressed the Kingdom's categorical rejection of all manifestations of violence, terrorism and extremism, offering condolences and expressing sympathy with the families of the victims, the government and people of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, wishing a speedy recovery for the injured.
The Cabinet issued the following decisions:
First:
To authorize the Minister of Culture or his deputy to discuss with the Brazilian side, a draft memorandum of understanding for cooperation, in the cultural field, between the Ministry of Culture, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Citizenship, in the Federal Republic of Brazil and submit the final signed version, to complete formal procedures.
Second:
To authorize the Minister of Trade and Investment and Chairman of the Saudi Intellectual Property Authority (SIPA) or his deputy to discuss with the Brazilian side. a draft memorandum of understanding, in the field of intellectual property, between the Saudi Intellectual Property Authority, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Brazilian National Institute of Industrial Property, in the Republic of Brazil and submit the final signed version, to complete formal procedures.
Third:
The authorize the Finance Ministry to discuss with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Group, in Japan, a draft memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Finance, in the Kingdom Saudi Arabia and the Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Group, in Japan, in the field of human capital development, and sign it.
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