Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Chairs Cabinet's Session

Monday 1438/1/2 - 2016/10/03
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Riyadh, Muharram 02, 1438, October 03, 2016, SPA -- The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chaired the Cabinet's session at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Monday afternoon.
At the outset of the session, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques briefed the Cabinet on the telephone call received from President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir of the Republic of Sudan during which he thanked the Kingdom for its great services provided for pilgrims and Umrah performers in Hajj season last year.
The Cabinet commended the confirmation of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior during his meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of the Republic of Turkey of the keenness of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to strengthen the strategic partnership with Turkey in various fields, as well as expressing its satisfaction over the identical viewpoints of the two countries on various regional and international issues.
The Cabinet noted the outcome of the meetings of the Crown Prince during his visit to the Republic of Turkey upon the directive of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques with Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and other senior officials of the Turkish government, during which they held talks that contribute to enhancing bilateral cooperation between the two sisterly countries in various fields.
The Cabinet reviewed what was discussed by ministers with their Turkish counterparts within the framework of the visit of the Crown Prince which resulted in signing agreements in a number of aspects of cooperation between the Kingdom and Turkey.
The Minister of State, Cabinet's Member, and Acting Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Essam bin Saad bin Saeed said in a statement to Saudi Press Agency following the session that the Cabinet stressed that the adoption of "JASTA'' Law in the United States of America is of great concern to the international community in which international relations are based on the principle of equality and sovereign immunity, the principle governing international relations for hundreds of years, and the weakening of the sovereign immunity affects negatively all countries, including the United States of America, expressing the hope that wisdom prevails and the United States Congress takes the necessary steps to avoid serious and grave consequences that may result from enacting "JASTA'' Law.
16:28 LOCAL TIME 13:28 GMT