Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Chairs Cabinet's Session

Tuesday 1443/6/22 - 2022/01/25
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Riyadh, January 25, 2022, SPA -- The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chaired the Cabinet's session held at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh today.
At the outset of the session, the Cabinet was briefed on the content of the letter received by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques from President Lieutenant General Salva Kiir Mayardit of the Republic of South Sudan and the content of the meetings and talks that took place between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and a number of countries with the aim of supporting bonds of friendship as well as bilateral and multilateral cooperation, in a way that takes relations to new heights and enhances joint coordination towards international issues, thus contributing to the consolidation of security, stability, prosperity and development regionally and globally.
Then the Cabinet addressed the outcomes of the visit of President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the president’s talks with His Royal Highness the Crown Prince, during which they reviewed the bilateral relations and ways of supporting and enhancing the relations, in addition to discussing latest regional and international developments and the exerted efforts towards them. The Cabinet also reviewed memorandums of understanding and agreements in various fields resulted by the visit.
In a statement to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Acting Minister of Media Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi said that the Cabinet followed the development of the events in various arenas. The Cabinet reiterated the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s rejection and condemnation of the attacks launched by the Iran-backed terrorist Houthi militia on civilian objects and vital installations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates as well as international shipping lanes on the Red Sea with the aim of destabilizing the region’s security and stability. The Cabinet stressed that the international community, especially the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), needs to take urgent action to put an end to this aggressive behavior in order to maintain international security and stability.
The Cabinet also referred to the humanitarian role of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), to support the brotherly Yemeni people in various aspects, and through programs and projects that are implemented in partnership with international organization to develop vital sectors, increase the level of offered services and provide the needs and circumstances that support the development process.
The Cabinet touched on the outcomes of the two Riyadh-hosted meetings of representatives of Friends of Sudan and the Quartet Group of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, which stressed the continuation of joint efforts to realize stability in Sudan and support the United Nations mission to help in the transitional phase in Sudan.
The Cabinet was briefed on a number of issues on its agenda and issued the following decisions:
First:
Approving draft agreements to transfer prisoners convicted penalties depriving of liberty, agreement for anti-crime cooperation, memorandum of understanding on illicit anti-human trafficking, drugs, psychotropic substances and precursor chemical between the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
Second:
Approving a guiding model for a cooperation agreement in the illicit anti-human trafficking, drugs, psychotropic substances and precursor chemical and smuggling them between the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the governments of other countries, and authorizing the Minister of Interior – or a deputy – to hold talks with the governments of other countries regarding a draft cooperation agreement in the illicit anti-human trafficking, drugs, psychotropic substances and precursor chemical and smuggling them, signing it and refer the final signed copy to proceed with formal procedures.
Third:
Authorizing the Minister of Tourism – or a deputy – to hold talks with the Jamaican side regarding a draft memorandum of understanding in the tourism field between the Ministry of Tourism in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Tourism Ministry in Jamaica, signing it and referring the final signed copy to proceed with formal procedures.
Fourth:
Approving a cooperation agreement between the Ministry of Tourism in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the World Tourism Organization to develop the human capabilities through e-education.
Fifth:
Approving a memorandum of understanding between the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the government of Kuwait for cooperation in the field of stimulating direct investment.
Sixth:
Approving a draft declaration of intent between the Ministry of Finance in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, and authorizing the Minister of Finance – or a deputy – to hold talks with the United Kingdom side and sign it.
Seventh:
Authorizing Chairman of the Saudi Food and Drug Authority – or a deputy – to hold talks with the Malaysian side regarding a draft memorandum of understanding between the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the government of Malaysia regarding the mutual accreditation of halal products certificates, signing it and referring the final signed copy to proceed with formal procedures.
Eighth:
Accrediting the final account for the Saudi Industrial Development Fund for a previous fiscal year.
Ninth:
Appointing Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Haqbani, Abdullatif bin Saleh Al Sheikh, Faisal bin Marzouq Al-Fahadi, Eng. Abdulmohsen bin Fahd Al-Mazini as members representing the Saudi Federation of Chamber from businesspeople concerned with the work nature of the Saudi Food and Drug Authority, and renewing the membership of Dr. Fahd bin Ibrahim Al-Janubi as a member specialized in the medicine field, Dr. Salah bin Mohammed Al-Eid as a member specialized in the food field at the board of directors of the Saudi Food and Drug Authority.
Tenth:
Approving two promotions at the 15th and 14th ranks.
The Cabinet also reviewed a number of general topics on its agenda and took the necessary measures regarding these topics.
--SPA
16:23 LOCAL TIME 13:23 GMT
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