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 results of his meeting with Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri of the Lebanese Republic, citing the discussion they held on ways of enhancing bilateral relations between the two countries and the latest regional developments.
The Minister of Media Turki bin Abdullah Al-Shabanah said, in a statement to the Saudi Press Agency following the session, that the Cabinet reviewed a number of reports on the latest developments on the Arab, regional and international arenas.
The Cabinet also discussed the Kingdom's participation in the 151st session of the Arab League's Council at the ministerial level, held in Cairo, and the meeting of the Arab Quartet Ministerial Committee on Iranian Interventions chaired by the United Arab Emirates, which was held on the sidelines of the Arab foreign ministers meeting.
The Cabinet confirmed the statement made by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia before the meeting of the Council of the Arab League at the ministerial level, citing the firm positions towards various regional crises experienced by some Arab countries and still of a great concern to the Arab nation, hoping that everyone will have a spirit of cooperation and responsibility towards them and working to end these crisis through supporting political solutions that are consistent with the international references and resolutions of the relevant Arab summits, activating them and act accordingly.
The Minister also said that the Cabinet reviewed the results of the visit of the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Cabinet Member, to Pakistan and India, upon the directives of the prudent leadership, to work on calming the situation between the two countries and a return to normalcy, and avoid all that would affect the security and stability in the region.
The Cabinet issued the following decisions:
The Cabinet approved a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Justice of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus, related to the judicial and legal field.
The Cabinet authorized the Minister Environment, Water and Agriculture, or his deputy, to discuss with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) a draft strategic cooperation agreement between the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture of the Kingdom Saudi Arabia and the United Nations Environment Program, sign it and submit the final version to complete formal procedures.
The Cabinet authorized the Minister Environment, Water and Agriculture, or his deputy, to sign the Statute of the Arab Environment Facility, approved by the Economic and Social Council of the League of Arab States and the Council of the League of Arab States, and submit the final version to complete formal procedures.
The Cabinet approved a memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy of the United Kingdom of the Great Britain and Northern Ireland for Cooperation, in Clean Energy.
The Cabinet approved the final account of Saudi Industrial Development Fund, for a previous fiscal year.
The Cabinet appointed Faisal bin Saud Al-Khamisi, Eng. Mohammed bin Sayaf Al Khashil and Eng. Assem bin Saud Al-Jammaz, as members of the Board of Directors of the Communications and Information Technology Commission, as representatives of the private sector, for a three-year term each.
The Cabinet approved transfer of Al-Qassim National Colleges to a national university, to be named as the Future University.
The Cabinet approved the organizational arrangements for the Local Content and Government Procurement Authority.
The Cabinet approved promotions to the 15 and 14 ranks, as follows:
1- Eng. Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Ahmed Al-Anqari to the post of Advisor for Technical Affairs, 15th rank, at the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs.
2- Eng. Abdulrahman bin Abdullah bin Abdulrahman Al-Hadlaq to the post of Urban Planning Consultant, 15th rank, at the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs.
3- Hamad bin Abdullah bin Mohammed Abu-Haimed to the post of Lawsuits Affairs Counselor, 15th rank, at the Ministry of Interior.
4- Ali bin Eid bin Saeed Al-Ghamdi to the post of Assistant Undersecretary for Rights, 15th rank, at the Principality of Al-Baha Region.
5- Yahiya bin Saeed bin Mohammed Musawi to the post of Security Adviser, 14th rank, at the Ministry of Interior.
6- Abdulmalik bin Ahmed bin Abdulmalik Al-Sheikh to the post of Director General of the Office of the Minister of State, 14th rank, at the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers.
The Cabinet was briefed on a number of general issues on its agenda, took note and made instructions on them.