Riyadh - SPA
Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense chaired the Cabinet's session at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Monday afternoon.
At the outset of the session, the Crown Prince, cabinet members congratulated Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on his appointment by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques as Deputy Crown Prince.
Briefed on the results of the visit of US President Barrack Obama to the Kingdom and his talks with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, the cabinet commended the deep bilateral relations between the two countries and their keenness on enhancing them in the interest of both countries and their friendly peoples in all fields.
Having reviewed the latest developments in the region and the world, the Cabinet commended Kuwait Declaration and the decisions of the Arab Summit in its 25th ordinary session, stressing the contents of the declaration and its comprehensive vision for strengthening Arab solidarity. The Cabinet also praised the wisdom of Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al Sabah, Emir of the State of Kuwait for administering the Summit's deliberations, praying Allah Almighty to crown the efforts of all in success to achieve the aspirations of the Arab peoples of progress and prosperity.
The Cabinet welcomed the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between the Government of the Philippines and Islamic Moro Front, expressing the Kingdom's hope that this agreement will be in continuation of the efforts to achieve peace and stability in the southern Philippines.
The council of ministers expressed the kingdom's hope that the 3rd Nuclear Security Summit in the Hague and its recommendations will be a constructive step towards further progress to protect global security and stability, signaling that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is one of the first countries that have adopted the international resolutions related to nuclear security. In addition to its support for the initiative on combating nuclear terrorism, it is effectively and positively present in more than twenty international activities linked to nuclear security since Seoul Summit. The cabinet once again called for the Middle East to be a zone free of nuclear weapons.