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Second Deputy Premier chairs cabinet meeting

Second Deputy Premier chairs cabinet meeting
11 Mar

Riyadh - SPA

Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud , Second Deputy Premier, Advisor and Special Envoy
of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, chaired the Cabinet's session at Al-Yamamah
Palace in Riyadh on Monday afternoon.

The Cabinet stressed the importance of correct understanding of the teachings of Islam,
which reject dissension, extremism and the politicization of Islam for partisan
purposes, commending in this regard the recent statement issued by Ministry of Interior
on this issue. 

Briefed on reports on the latest developments at regional and international issues, the
cabinet welcomed appreciation expressed by the International Group for support of
Lebanon for support rendered by Saudi Arabia to Lebanon and aid to Syrian refugees.

The Council of Ministers reiterated the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's condemnation of the
terrorist bombing which occurred in Bahrain, praying to Allah Almighty to grant the
martyrs rest in peace and to preserve Bahrain from all evils.

The Council commended  decisions of the 141st session of the Council of the Arab League
at the level of Foreign Ministers, which emphasized Arab position towards several
issues.

The cabinet appealed to the international community represented by the Human Rights
Council to exert effective efforts to protect and promote human rights and to address   
human rights horrific abuses in areas of conflict and crises, signaling KSA statement  
in Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva. The cabinet  reiterated KSA demand for
immediate and urgent implementation of the relevant Security Council and the Council of
Human Rights resolutions and to bring all those responsible for these crimes against
humanity in Syria to international justice.

The cabinet considered Riyadh International Book Fair a great cultural and intellectual
event that illustrates the personal attention given by the Custodian of The Two Holy
Mosques to science, knowledge, authors and innovators.

The cabinet commended upgrading of Saudi Arabia credit rating from (- AA) to (AA) by  
Fitch Credit Rating.

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