Riyadh, SPA: The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, chaired the Cabinet's session held Tuesday at Irqah Palace in Riyadh.
The Cabinet reviewed the recent talks between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and several other countries, held with the goal of strengthening cooperation and bonds of friendship, and to take them to broader areas of cooperation to serve common interests and provide conditions that nurture regional and global development and stability.
The Cabinet also hailed the distinguished relations with the Republic of Iraq and reaffirmed Saudi Arabia’s support for the Iraqi government’s efforts to achieve sustainable growth and prosperity for its country and people.
In a statement to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Minister of State, Cabinet's Member for Shura Council Affairs and Acting Minister of Media Dr. Essam bin Saad bin Saeed said that the Cabinet addressed a number of reports on the regional and international conferences hosted by Saudi Arabia during the week to keep pace with developments in the world, contribute to finding solutions to the global challenges, and drawing investment in available opportunities in a manner that enhances Saudi Arabia’s leadership and pivotal global role.
The Cabinet also stressed that the election of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as chair of the Executive Council of the Digital Cooperation Organization (DCO), a post it will hold until 2030, highlights the Kingdom's pioneering role in the field of technology and digital economy, as well as its efforts during its presidency of the DCO in promoting joint action with member states towards building a promising digital future for all.
The Cabinet also discussed the latest regional and international developments, stressing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s solidarity with the countries struck by Monday's earthquakes, which resulted in deaths, injuries and missing people.
The Cabinet members were briefed on a number of issues on its agenda and issued the following decisions:
Authorizing the minister of sports – or a deputy – to hold talks with the Indonesian side regarding a draft memorandum of understanding between the Saudi Ministry of Sports and the Indonesian Ministry of Youth and Sports, sign it and refer the final signed copy to proceed with formal actions.
Approving a memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Sports of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Sports Development in the Republic of Uzbekistan for cooperation in the field of sports.
Approving a memorandum of understanding on political consultations between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives.
Authorizing the minister of culture – or a deputy – to discuss with the German side a draft memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the cultural field between the Ministry of Culture in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the German Federal Foreign Office, sign it and refer the final signed copy to carry out the formal procedures.
Authorizing the minister of justice – or a deputy – to sign a draft memorandum of understanding for cooperation between the Ministry of Justice in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Justice in the Union of Comoros, and then refer the final signed copy to proceed with the necessary formal action.
Authorizing the chairman of the Board of Directors of the Education and Training Evaluation Commission – or a deputy – to hold talks with the Naif Arab University for Security Sciences regarding a draft memorandum of understanding between the Education and Training Evaluation Commission in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Naif Arab University for Security Sciences for cooperation in the field of measurement, evaluation, and accreditation, sign it and refer the final signed copy to carry out the formal procedures.
Approving a memorandum of cooperation between the King Abdulaziz Foundation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the National Agency for the Advancement of Culture ( Library and National Archives) of the Republic of Djibouti.
Approving the Strategic Committee of the Council of Economic and Development Affairs decisions and assignments taken in regard to indicators and targets resulting from the National Outputs Review Workshop.
The considered rehabilitation of land mentioned in the Cabinet Decision No. (285) dated 6/17/1436 AH shall be as what was before the issuance of the Royal Decree No. (21679) dated 9/11/1387 AH, by constructing the land dissociated from public and private jurisdictions and properties, whether by building or cultivating it after its full acquisition according to regulations.
Amending paragraph 4 of Article 7 of the organization of the Saudi Accreditation Center, issued by Cabinet Decision No. 600 on 22/10/1440 AH, to read: “Approval of the structure and organizational guide of the center.”
Approving promotions to the 14th and 15th ranks.
The Cabinet also reviewed several issues on its agenda and took necessary procedures in their regard.