Jeddah – SPA
The King chaired the cabinet meeting yesterday in Jeddah.
In a statement to SPA following the meeting, Dr. Khoja, minister of culture & information said the meeting reviewed recent developments in several Arab and world countries including the situation in Syria. The cabinet expressed high regard to the king’s appeal addressed to Syrian brothers to stop bloodshed and launch genuine reforms.
The cabinet stressed the need to comply with appeals from GCC, League of Arab States and UN Security Council for immediate cease of violence and bloodshed and starting of serious reforms.
The cabinet condemned the Israeli authorities’ approval of 900 new housing units that will be constructed in Abu Gunaim Mountain settlement. The cabinet articulated that expansion of illegal settlements is a continuation of Israel insistence to destroy international efforts to resume peace negotiations.
Prince Nayef briefed the cabinet on proceedings of the recent Regional Governors annual meeting and the Higher Pilgrimage Committee meeting. Participants to both meetings confirmed compliance with the King’s instructions to maximize efforts in order to provide services and welfare to the public and to enhance services to pilgrims.
The cabinet reviewed and approved restrictions on the training content of contract for installation of sophisticated equipment.
The cabinet delegated minister of finance to sign an agreement with Azerbaijan to avoid double taxation and prevent tax evasion.
The cabinet delegated minister of Communications & IT to discuss with the Egyptian counterpart a memorandum of understanding on the area of public keys infrastructure.
The cabinet approved appointments in the positions of ambassador and plenipotentiary in the fifteenth and fourteenth grades.