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King urges to take more measures anti-Swine flu

King urges to take more measures anti-Swine flu
5 May
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RIYADH - Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah presided over yesterday the weekly meeting of the cabinet at Al-Yamamah Palace.
During the meeting, King Abdullah earlier briefed the ministers on the content of messages he had received from brotherly and friendly countries.
“The Cabinet welcomed the forthcoming participation of GCC leaders at a half-yearly consultative meeting in Riyadh,” Culture and Information Minister Abdul Aziz Khoja told the Saudi Press Agency.
The Cabinet hoped that the Riyadh meeting would further strengthen the Gulf Cooperation Council.
Minister of Health Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah briefed the Cabinet on his ministry’s plan to hold a conference of Gulf States on swine flu on Saturday with the participation of experts from the World Health Organization (WHO). The meeting will discuss precautions to be taken against the disease. He also spoke about an emergency meeting of GCC health ministers that was held in Qatar last Saturday to discuss the flu outbreak.
The Cabinet discussed King Abdullah’s inspection tour of the Eastern Province and his launch of several development projects in Jubail Industrial City. “The launch reflected the strength of the Saudi economy and its ability to deal with global crises,” it said.
The Cabinet reconstituted the Military Service Council, which will be chaired by the prime minister. The deputy premier and minister of defense and aviation will be the council’s deputy chairman. Its members are: the second deputy premier and minister of interior; deputy commander of the National Guard; the foreign minister; the chief of intelligence; the secretary-general of the National Security Council; the finance minister; and three other members to be appointed by the king.
The Cabinet also approved a plan to increase Saudi Arabia’s share in the capital of Islamic Development Bank (IDB) by an additional 23,649 shares, each valued at 10,000 Islamic dinars.
The Cabinet also approved the Kingdom’s accreditation to the International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Cooperation, 1990. It OK’d the Saudi Railway Organization’s final accounts for 2007.

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