The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chaired the Cabinet's session held at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh today.
At the outset of the session, the Cabinet noted that the designation of February 22 of each year to mark the commemoration of the founding of the Saudi State under the name "Founding Day" represents great pride in the deep roots of this blessed state and its citizens' firm bonds with its leaders, which began three centuries ago with the reign of Imam Muhammad bin Saud, and provided unity and security in the Arabian Peninsula following centuries of fragmentation, dissension and instability, whereas the State in the current era has achieved a comprehensive development for the present and future of a human being, in addition to occupying a global status among nations.
The Cabinet then touched upon the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's keenness to strengthen joint relations and build bridges of communication with all countries of the world. In this regard, the Cabinet welcomed the outcomes of the visit of the Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of Thailand to Saudi Arabia, and his talks with His Royal Highness the Crown Prince, during which they agreed to restore full diplomatic relations and take the steps that would advance bilateral cooperation in various fields.
In a statement to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Acting Minister of Media Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi said that the Cabinet reviewed the outcomes of the consultative meeting of Arab Ministers of Foreign Affairs held in the State of Kuwait, which aimed at promoting collective action among member states to achieve common interests and benefits, developing cooperation and coordination mechanisms to consolidate development and prosperity in the region and supporting all means and efforts to lay the foundations for international peace and security.
The Cabinet addressed the communiqué issued by the Quint Committee meeting on Yemen, which included Senior representatives of the Governments of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sultanate of Oman, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. The Quint condemned the Houthis' repeated attacks against civilians within Yemen, their continued terrorist attacks against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and more recently the United Arab Emirates. The Quint affirmed support for the efforts of the United Nations Special Envoy to reach a comprehensive political solution in Yemen.
The Cabinet was briefed on a number of issues on its agenda and issued the following decisions:
Authorizing the Minister of Foreign Affairs – or a deputy – to hold talks with the Slovenian side on amending a general agreement for cooperation between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Slovenia, resigning it and referring the final signed copy to proceed with formal procedures.
Authorizing the Minister of Communications and Information Technology – or a deputy – to hold talks with the Singaporean side regarding a draft cooperation memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Communications and Information in the Republic of Singapore in the fields of digital economy, emerging technologies, and digital governance, and signing it and referring the final signed copy to proceed with formal procedures.
Authorizing the Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources – or a deputy – to hold talks with the South African side regarding a draft memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Mineral Resources in the Republic of South Africa for cooperation in the mineral resources field, and signing it and referring the final signed copy to proceed with formal procedures.
Authorizing the Minister of Transport and Logistic Services, Chairman of the Transport General Authority – or a deputy – to hold talks with the Omani side regarding a draft cooperation agreement between the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the government of the Sultanate of Oman in the field of marine transport, and signing it and referring the final signed copy to proceed with formal procedures.
Approving a cooperation memorandum between King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives (Darah) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Archives of Morocco in the Kingdom of Morocco.
Authorizing Chairman of the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property – or a deputy – to sign a draft cooperation memorandum in the intellectual property field between the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Federal Service for Intellectual Property in the Russian Federation and referring the final signed copy to proceed with formal procedures.
Allowing the Ministry of Tourism to control violations on the violation list for municipal violations related to its specializations.
Accrediting two final accounts for the Real Estate Development Fund and the General Authority for Military Industries for two previous fiscal years.
Renewing the membership of Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Al-Oqaili, Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Qadi, Dr. TAwfiq bin Abdulmohsen Al-Khayal, Dr. Sarhan bin Abdullah Al-Shammari, Khalid bin Ahmad Al-Dosari, Dr. Issam bin Saad Al-Ghamdi, Dr. Zeid bin Abdulaziz Al-Shathri, and Dr. Mohammed bin Ibrahin Al-Adhib, and appointing Ibrahim Mnahi Al-Habradi as specialized and efficient members at the board of directors of the General Commission for the Guardianship of Trust Funds or Minors and Their Counterparts.
Approving an appointment and promotion at the fifteenth and fourteenth ranks.
The Cabinet also reviewed a number of general topics on its agenda and took the necessary measures regarding these topics.
Last Modified Date: 07/02/2022 - 8:57 AM Saudi Arabia Time