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

Wednesday 1440/9/10 - 2019/05/15
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The Minister stated that the Cabinet has reiterated the Kingdom's denunciation of the subversive acts that targeted civil commercial vessels last Sunday near the regional waters of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the Gulf of Oman, confirming at the same time that this terrorist attack which targeted two Saudi oil tankers while on their way to cross the Arab Gulf in the economic waters of the UAE, constitutes a flagrant threat on the security and safety of the maritime navigation traffic, negatively reflected on the regional and international peace and security.
He also affirmed the common responsibility of the world community in preserving the safety of sea navigation and security of oil tankers to ward off the negative impacts that would throw their shadows on the energy markets and jeopardize the world economy.
The Cabinet valued high the efforts being exerted by the authorities concerned enabling them to launch a pre-emptive operation to wipe out an eight-member terror cell which was recently composed to launch terrorist operations targeting vital facilities and security sites so that the threat they pose will be marginalized, and the lives of other people who happen to be around the site will be preserved.
The Cabinet, then, issued the following decisions:
The minister of interior, or his deputy, was authorized to discuss with the Mexican side a draft agreement between the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Government of the United States of Mexico, on extraditing those wanted by any of the two sides, sign it and forward the final version for further authentication.
The Cabinet approved that the Ministry of Justice would discuss with the US Bar Association a draft memorandum of cooperation between the Ministry of Justice of the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the US Bar Association on cooperation in the justice fields and sign it.
00:34 LOCAL TIME 21:34 GMT