Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chaired a
meeting of the Council of Ministers here yesterday afternoon.
The Cabinet listened to a report on regional and international developments including
the continuing deterioration of human rights in Syria and the occupied Palestinian
territories, and violations against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
The Council also noted the decisions of the 127th session of the Foreign Ministers of
the Gulf Cooperation Council in Jeddah and the firm positions expressed by the GCC
countries toward the regional, Arab and international situations.
In domestic affairs, the Cabinet expressed appreciation of the Kingdom for the
announcement by Standard & Poor's credit rating agency raising the outlook for the
sovereign rating of the Kingdom from stable to positive at a high credit rate - AA,
stressing that these positive evaluations issued by the largest rating agency confirm
confidence in the strength of the Kingdom's economy due to the wise policies in line
with the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin
Abdulaziz Al Saud.