kingdom re-elected to UNHR due to king's call for dialogue: Cabinet
Published 19 May 2009
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E-Media: Riyadh - Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chaired yesterday the Cabinet meeting at the Royal Court at Al Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. At the outset of the session, king Abdullah briefed the cabinet on the discussions, consultations, meetings and contacts he made over the past few days with leaders and envoys of friendly countries. In a statement to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) following the session, Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Abdulaziz bin Moheiaddin Khoja said the Cabinet noted the importance of hosting conferences as well as international and regional meetings such as those that were or will be held in the Kingdom. These deal with a variety of issues including security, health, economy, culture as well as intellectual security. The Cabinet pointed out that the election of the kingdom for the second time as the Asian member of the council of human rights of the United Nations for a period of another three years is as result of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques' calls for dialogue and cooperation among the peoples and the kingdom's status and vital leadership role it plays at the regional and international levels and its care for promoting the principles of justice, equality and all legitimate human rights and freedoms. The Cabinet approved listing the rules concerning the municipal councils contained in the regulation of the municipalities and villages issued by the royal decree number M/5 on 21/2/1397 H. in a regulation devoted to the municipal councils to meet the ambitions of the state to expand the citizens' participation in the administration of the local affairs while benefiting from the results of the studies carried out by the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs in this regard. The Ministry should swiftly submit the draft regulations of municipal councils according to the proper legal measures. The membership of the current municipal councils' members shall continue for another two years starting from 12/11/1430 H.
Last Modified Date: 10/02/2013 - 4:46 PM Saudi Arabia Time
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