The Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, chaired
the Cabinet's session at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Monday afternoon.
At the outset of the session, the chairman briefed the Cabinet on the results of the
meeting of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
with King Mohammed VI of the Kingdom of Morocco including the prospects of cooperation
between the two countries, the latest developments at Islamic, Arab and international
arenas, and the positions of the two countries towards them.
The Cabinet was briefed on the latest regional and international developments,
especially the escalation of serious violations of human rights and international law,
which threatens the world peace. The Cabinet stressed in this regard the speech of the
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the Ministerial Conference of the Seventeenth Non-Aligned
Movement held in Algiers, under the title 'Strengthening solidarity for peace and
prosperity'. The conference called for an assessment and review of the role and
effectiveness of the movement in the protection and promotion of security and stability
in the world as an urgent priority for the movement in the next phase.
The Cabinet welcomed the outcome of the twenty-second session of the Conference of Arab
Organization for Education , Science and Culture ' ALECSO ' and the adoption of its
action plans, programs, projects, events and activities for the next stage, reiterating
the Kingdom's emphasis on the importance of improving and taking care of education.
The Cabinet condemned the decision of the Israeli occupation authorities to build fifty housing units in the settlement built on the territory of Abu Ghneim Mountain and the establishment of a so-called 'synagogue' in Al-Quds. The cabinet appealed to the international community to stand firmly against the Israeli violations of various laws and international conventions and its continued attacks on the occupied Palestinian territories, including Al-Quds and the Islamic holy sites.