The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chaired the Cabinet's session at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Tuesday afternoon.
At the outset of the session, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques briefed the Cabinet on the contents of the message he has received from President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, and the results of the monarch's meeting with the Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov.
The Minister of Media Turki bin Abdullah Al-Shabanah said, in a statement to the Saudi Press Agency following the session, that the Cabinet explained that the Kingdom's donation of 500 million dollars to co-finance the United Nations Humanitarian Response Plan for Yemen in 2019, in addition to "Imdad" initiative which has been announced since the beginning of this year to support food security and nutrition in Yemen, embody the Kingdom's commitment towards the Yemeni people and its endeavor to support the humanitarian and economic aspects, in a way that bolsters Yemen's security and stability, citing that the Kingdom has provided until January 2019, more than 13 billion US dollars' worth of all forms of support for the Yemeni people.
The Cabinet praised the results of the meetings of the 36th Session of the Council of Arab Ministers of Interior and the joint meeting of Arab Ministers of Interior and Arab Ministers of Justice, concluded in Tunisia, and expressed its approval of the resolutions and recommendations issued by the two chambers, as their outcome is set to continue work and enhance joint Arab security cooperation and accomplish further achievements to provide security and stability of all Arab peoples.
The Cabinet referred to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's participation in the 40th session of Human Rights Council held in Geneva, citing its appreciation of the Human Rights Council for its role in the promotion and protection of human rights around the world, stressing that the Council should be guided by universal principles, impartiality, objectivity, non-selectivity, dialogue and constructive international cooperation.
In this context, the Cabinet also stressed that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in all its procedures, regulations and applications, takes into account all relevant national and international human rights standards, ensuring the best levels of promotion, protection and sustainable development.
The Minister of Media said that the Cabinet praised "Abu Dhabi Declaration" issued at the conclusion of the 46th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), citing firm positions of Member States towards various issues.
The Cabinet commended the efforts of OIC in protecting common interests and advocating the just causes of Islamic countries, calling for coordinating and unifying efforts to address the challenges facing the Islamic world in particular and the international community in general.
The Cabinet expressed the welcome of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of the decision of the United Kingdom classifying the entire Hezbollah militia as a terrorist organization, stressing that this classification is an important and constructive step in counterterrorism efforts around the world. The Cabinet underscored the importance that the international community should follow suit in taking a firm and united stance, as is the step taken by the two kingdoms, towards terrorist militias that undermine the security and stability of the region.
The Cabinet expressed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's appreciation of the participants in the Fourth World Ministerial Conference on Patient Safety, hosted by the Kingdom, under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, for their efforts culminated by Jeddah Declaration on Patient Safety, based on the principles set by the Fourth Ministerial Conference on Patient Safety, Jeddah, 2019.
The Cabinet issued the following decisions:
The Cabinet authorized the Minister of Foreign Affairs or his deputy to discuss a draft headquarters agreement between the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Secretariat General of the Arab States' Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on the headquarters of the Unified Military Command of the GCC member states, sign it and submit the final version to complete formal procedures.
The Cabinet approved memoranda of understanding between the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Government of United Arab Emirates, in the following fields:
- Renewable energy.
- External partnerships.
- Production and industry.
- Backing up of entrepreneurship.
- Oil, gas and petrochemicals.
- Establishing joint strategic political dialogue.
- Promotion of Government and government services.
Third: The Cabinet delegated the President of the State Security or his deputy to discuss with the Indonesian side a draft memorandum of understanding between the Presidency of State Security of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Indonesian National Counter-Terrorism Agency, for cooperation in the field of counter terrorism, sign it, and submit the final version to complete formal procedures.
The Cabinet approved a memorandum of understanding (MoU), in the field of tourism between the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Tourism, in the Republic of Argentina.
The Cabinet ordered the re-formation of the composition of the two committees for solving disputes and offends related to insurance, in the Governorate of Jeddah and Dammam City, for a three-Year teerm, as follows:
- Solving disputes' Committee, in Jeddah, under Dr. Mohammed bin Ibrahim bin Osman Al-Osman, as president, and Dr. Sultan bin Farhan bin Omer Al-Ismaili, and Mohammed bin Atiq bin Salem Al-Harbi as members.
- Solving disputes' Committee, in Dammam City, under Saleh bin Ahmed bin Saleh Al-Ghamdi, as president, and Dr. Mohammed bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al-Dilaig, and Eid bin Abdullah bin Abdulnasser as members.
The Cabinet approved competition law.
The Cabinet approved amending its decision No. 51 dated on 6/2/1435, to ensure urging the General Commission of the Audiovisual Media, in coordination with the ministries of finance and civil service, each in its own domain, to provide all necessary material, human and technical potentials for the National Committee for Regulating Digital Media Content.
The Cabinet approved a number of promotions at the 15th and 14th ranks as follows:
1- Mohammed bin Abdulaziz bin Salim Al-Salem was promoted to the post of Director General of the Office of Deputy Minister of Interior (Rank 14) at the Ministry of Interior.
2- Ahmed bin Saad bin Mohammed Al-Nassar to the post of Financial Advisor (Rank 15) at the General Auditing Bureau.
3- Sami bin Saleh bin Mohammed Al-Turaif to the post of Undersecretary for Field Affairs and Cases (Rank 15) at the General Presidency of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice.
4- Sulaiman bin Omar bin Abdulaziz Al-Hussain to the post of Director General of Ministry's Madinah Branch (Rank 14) at the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance.
5- Osama bin Dakhel bin Rabee Al-Ahmadi, Qassim bin Abdullah bin Qasim Qashlan and Humaid bin Abdulrahman bin Humaid Al-Humaid were promoted to the post of Minister Plenipotentiary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Cabinet was briefed and took notice of a number of general issues on its agenda and made instructions, towards them.