Riyadh, SPA :
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 King briefed the Cabinet on his telephone calls with President Vladimir Putin of Russian Federation, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Republic of Turkey and President Abdelfattah Al-Sisi of Arab Republic of Egypt, the outcomes of his talks with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi of Islamic Republic of Pakistan during which they reviewed bilateral relations and latest developments of situations in the region and efforts being exerted towards them, and the message received from Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of the State of Kuwait.
The Cabinet reviewed what was confirmed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense in his speech during the opening of the Inaugural Meeting of Defense Ministers of Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) in Riyadh on the importance of strong coordination between Islamic countries and ending of the individual work in combating terrorism in the presence of the coalition through which more than 40 countries will work to support each other's efforts whether military or financial, intelligence and political aspects, and his emphasis on the result of terrorism in distorting the reputation of the tolerant Islamic religion and intimidating innocents in Islamic and other countries of the world, and the necessity not to allow it to continue, pursue and eradicate it in all its forms and manifestations.
The Minister of State, Cabinet's Member and Acting Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Essam bin Saad bin Saeed said in a statement to Saudi Press Agency that the Cabinet commended the final statement issued by the Council of Ministers of Defense of Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition and its emphasis on what terrorism represents of constant and growing challenges and threats to regional and international peace, security and stability, and the determination of the coalition's countries to coordinate and unify their efforts to deter its dangers and stand against it, agree to combat it in all its intellectual, media and military fields and dry up its financing sources.