The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chaired the Cabinet's session held at Al-Salam palace in Jeddah yesterday.
At the outset of the meeting, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques congratulated the people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Islamic and Arab peoples on the advent of the blessed month of Ramadan, appealing to Allah Almighty to avail a successful fasting for all Ramadan fasters. He also instructed that more effort be exerted to provide services for the comfort of Umrah worshippers and visitors of the holy places, calling on all fasters to follow the instructions of Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) during this blessed month and avail themselves of those blessed days to provide assistance to the needy.
Following the meeting, Dr. Abdulaziz bin Mohieddin Khoja, the Minister of Culture and Information, said in a statement to the Saudi Press Agency that the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques briefed the meeting on the consultations and contacts he made over last week on the latest developments at the Arab, Islamic and international arenas, including the telephone call he has received from the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon.
The Minister said the Cabinet was then briefed on a host of reports on the developments in a number of Arab sisterly countries as regards the falling of more victims and injured people and reiterated the Kingdom's firm stance in this regard, appealing to Allah Almighty to make the advent of the blessed month of Ramadan a great chance for the Islamic nation to achieve fraternity and tolerance, discard differences and show keenness to live in peace.
Dr. Khoja said the Cabinet then tackled a number of domestic matters and issued the following decisions:
Upon recommendations by the Crown Prince, the Deputy Premier, Minister of Defense and Aviation and Inspector General, who is also Chairman of the Ministerial Committee for Administrative Organizing, the Cabinet approved the job hierarchy of the judiciary sector.
Upon recommendations by the Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior, the Cabinet approved the proposed regulations on settling all the dues against Saudi nationals who were financially charged abroad, including living needs, compensations, fines or blood money, except that the convicted has been pleaded guilty on crimes including violation of honor, honesty, and drug-related, as well as traffic accidents which were caused under effect of alcohol or drugs.
The Cabinet gave the okay to continue adhering by Para (1) and (2) of the Cabinet's resolution No. (7) dated 1/1/1422 H. regarding the approval to import Palestinian goods and products with the government's shouldering their customs duties for one more year, effective 11 Ramadan 1432 H.
The Cabinet approved the following appointments:
1- Abdullah bin Saad bin Abdullah Al-Faisali as Director General of the Ministry of Civil Service's branch in Assir Region (Rank 14)
2- Eng. Hazlool bin Hussein bin Saleh Al-Hazlool as Planning Consultant Engineer at the Ministry of Transport (Rank 14)
3- Eng. Mohammed bin Saleh bin Mohammed Al-Gara'awi as Director General of the office of the Minister of Water and Electricity (Rank 14).