Riyadh - SPA
Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense,
chaired the Cabinet's session at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Monday afternoon.
The Cabinet was briefed on the results of the visit of Prince Saud Al-Faisal, Minister
of Foreign Affairs to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the talks he held with the
leaders of Pakistan, which reflected the close historical ties between the two countries
and their peoples, the size of joint cooperation in many fields, and continuing
coordination between them on regional and international issues.
Upon review of the results of the meeting of 'Friends of Syria', held on Sunday in the
French capital of Paris, the Cabinet renewed its appeal to the international community
to help the Syrian people defend themselves against repression, enable them to control
their future, and end the current tyrannical regime and ensure implementation of a
genuine political transition process.
The Cabinet welcomed the announcement by Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir
of Kuwait, that Kuwait will host the second international conference for donors to
support the humanitarian situation in Syria on Wednesday, hoping that the results of the
Conference alleviate the sufferings of the brotherly Syrian people, especially the
The Cabinet reaffirmed the Kingdom's firm position on the peace process in the region,
stressing that the talks should lead to achieving a comprehensive and just peace that
enables Palestinian people to regain their rights within their independent state with
Al-Quds as its capital. The cabinet denounced decisions of the Israeli occupation
authorities to build 1,400 new housing units in the West Bank including occupied Al-Quds
in repeated violations to the international legitimacy resolutions and undermining of
the entire peace process.