Riyadh, SPA: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chaired the Cabinet session held today in Riyadh.
The Cabinet was briefed on the recent talks the Kingdom had with a number of countries with the aim of boosting cooperation to serve common interests and enhancing coordination regarding several regional and international issues.
The Cabinet followed up on the situation in Gaza and other related developments, reiterating the Kingdom’s historical and pioneering support for the Palestinian people, including through the launch of a fundraising campaign to help people in Gaza, and continuing efforts, in coordination with regional and international parties, to bring about an immediate ceasefire, and justice and peace to the Palestinian cause.
The Cabinet commended the Kingdom’s holding of high-level specialized international events whose outcomes are in line with national goals for vital fields, including the Global Health Exhibition and the Global Cybersecurity Forum, both hosted in Riyadh, during which agreements and memoranda of understanding were signed and discussions were held to achieve a sustainable and prosperous future for these two sectors, and enhance their roles in economic and social development.
The Cabinet addressed other items on its agenda and issued following decisions:
Approving a memorandum of understanding on political consultations between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia.
Authorizing the Minister of Commerce, or a deputy, to hold talks with the Egyptian side regarding a draft memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Commerce of Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade of Egypt for cooperation in the field of consumer protection.
Renewing a veterinary services cooperation agreement between the Government of Saudi Arabia and the Government of Egypt for a period of five years.
Authorizing the Minister of Tourism, or a deputy, to hold talks with the Tunisian and Ivorian sides regarding two draft memorandums of understanding for cooperation in the field of tourism between the Ministry of Tourism of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the ministries of tourism of Tunisia and Côte d'Ivoire.
Authorizing the Minister of Tourism, or a deputy, to hold talks with the African Union regarding a draft memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Tourism of Saudi Arabia and the African Union for cooperation in the development of human capital in the tourism sector.
Authorizing the Minister of Communications and Information Technology and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Digital Government Authority, or a deputy, to hold talks with the Moroccan, Rwandan and Djiboutian sides regarding draft memorandums of understanding between Saudi Arabia's Digital Government Authority, the Ministry of Digital Transition and Administrative Reform of Morocco, the Information Society Authority of Rwanda, and the Ministry of Digital Economy and Innovation of Djibouti for cooperation in digital government fields.
Approving a memorandum of understanding between Saudi Export Development Authority and the General Authority of the Egyptian Export Development Centre of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Egypt in the field of non-oil export development.
Approving MoUs between the Oversight and Anti-Corruption Authority of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission of the Republic of Kenya to prevent and combat corruption.
Authorizing the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Education and Training Evaluation Commission, or a deputy, to discuss with the Mauritanian side a memorandum of understanding between the commission and the Ministry of National Education and Educational Reform of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, to cooperate in improving assessment, measurement and accreditation tools.
Approving a cooperation agreement between the Presidency of State Security of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the General Directorate of National Security of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania to combat terrorism and financing terrorists.
Approving MoUs between the General Department of Financial Investigation at the Presidency of State Security of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the following: the National Financial Intelligence Processing Unit of the Republic of Senegal, the National Financial Intelligence Unit of the Republic of Benin, the National Agency for Financial Investigation of the Republic of Chad and the National Financial Information Processing Center of the Republic of Togo, to exchange results of investigations related to money laundering, financing terrorism and related crimes.
Approving a model of a memorandum of understanding between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the governments of countries and international organizations to cooperate in implementing the initiatives of the Oil Sustainability Program (OSP), and authorizing the Minister of Energy, Chairman of the Supervisory Committee of the Program, or a deputy, to hold discussions with concerned governments and international organizations on draft memoranda of understanding to cooperate in implementing the initiatives of the program.
Authorizing the Minister of Energy, Chairman of the Supervisory Committee of the Oil Sustainability Program, or a deputy, to hold discussions with the African Organization for Standardization on a draft cooperation agreement in the field of clean fuel solutions for food provision.