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Second deputy premier chairs cabinet meeting

Second deputy premier chairs cabinet meeting
17 Feb

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 Monday afternoon.

At the outset of the session , the Cabinet wished all success for Crown Prince Salman
bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense during his current visits
to Pakistan, Japan, India, and the Maldives, in continuation of the approach of the
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in communication
with world leaders in the interest and service of the people of the Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia.

The Cabinet discussed issues at local, regional and international arenas. It commended  
Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Competition for the Holy Quran and Prophetic Sunnah
Memorization for ASEAN and Pacific Countries in Jakarta, as its noble goals are
reflected on the new generation of Muslims. The cabinet expressing thanks to President
Dr. Hajji Susilo Yudhoyono Bambannag of the Republic of Indonesia for patronizing the
competition's closing ceremony last Friday.

The Cabinet expressed thanks to the guests of the National Festival for Heritage and
Culture in its twenty-ninth year in Janadriah which began last Wednesday for their
appreciation to the Kingdom under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy
Mosques for the provision of an opportunity in this forum for writers and intellectuals
to present their views and discussions that enrich thought and culture. The cabinet  
praised the great efforts exerted by the Ministry of National Guard for the success of
the festival.

The cabinet reiterated the keenness of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to continue to
develop its distinguished relations with the sisterly Republic of Lebanon, expressing
hope that the formation of the new Lebanese government headed by Tammam Salam will boost
Lebanon's stability and prosperity.

The cabinet expressed regret for failure of the second Geneva Conference on the Syrian
crisis in achieving tangible results ending the suffering of the Syrian people, blaming
the Syrian regime for this failure, because of its intransigence and its dislodging the
conference away from its objectives according to the decisions of the first Geneva
conference.

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