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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Chairs Cabinet's Virtual Session

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Chairs Cabinet's Virtual Session
17 Jun

Riyadh, SPA:
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chaired yesterday a Cabinet's virtual session.
At the outset of the session, the Cabinet reviewed local and international developments on the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including the cases reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Cabinet also reviewed the comprehensive health and medical care being provided for the infected cases as well as the results of the expanded testing which was conducted in stages on fixed and mobile sites throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Cabinet also reviewed the cases which were examined as well as the laboratory tests in order to assess the spread of the virus and apply precautionary and preventive measures that aim at preventing the spread of the virus in addition to preserving the health and safety of citizens and expatriates.
The Cabinet was briefed on the efforts exerted by the concerned authorities supervising the return of Saudi citizens from abroad as well as the services provided by the Saudi missions for more than 47,000 citizens coming from 51 destinations via 250 flights.
In a statement to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Acting Minister of Media Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi said that the Cabinet stressed what the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia confirmed during the 'Extraordinary Meeting of the OIC Executive Committee at the Level of Foreign Ministers on the Threats of the Israeli Occupation Government to Annex Parts of State of Palestine's territory Occupied in 1967', that it is necessary to implement international resolutions and that Israel's declaration to annex Palestinian lands is a blatant attack on international legitimacy resolutions and a serious escalation that threatens the chances for resuming the peace process and achieving security and stability in the region. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during the Extraordinary Meeting called for taking a unified Islamic stance towards the plans and procedures of the Israeli aggression in addition to moving effectively to have a serious and clear international position that obliges Israel to stop its aggressive plans and to respect the State of Palestine's sovereignty and territorial integrity as well as the Palestinian citizens' security. The Cabinet also reviewed the decisions issued by the OIC Executive Committee following the Extraordinary Meeting which emphasized the establishment of the Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem (Al-Quds) as its capital; affirmed absolute support for the Palestinian people to regain their full rights; and totally rejected annexing parts of the West Bank considering that a flagrant violation of the United Nations Charter, the principles of the international law and the United Nations resolutions.
The Cabinet reviewed the latest regional and international developments, reiterating what the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia affirmed during the virtual meeting of G5 Sahel States Alliance hosted by France, that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will spare no effort to support all countries against terrorism and extremism, which are a source of threat to international peace and security.
The Acting Minister of Media said that the Cabinet renewed its condemnation of the continued launch of ballistic missiles and drones by the Iran-backed Houthi terrorist militia to deliberately target civilians and civilian objects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, stressing that these attempts are terrorist acts.
The Cabinet also renewed the Kingdom's strong denunciation and condemnation of the terrorist bombings that took place in Kabul, Afghanistan; northern Nigeria; and Diyala Governorate, Iraq, which resulted in dozens of deaths and injuries. The Cabinet affirmed the Kingdom's rejection of these terrorist acts in all their forms and manifestations, offering condolences to the families of the victims, governments and the peoples of these countries and wishing a speedy recovery for the injured.
The Cabinet issued the following the decisions:
Firs: The Cabinet authorized the Minister of Foreign Affairs - or his deputy - to discuss and sign with the Congolese side a draft general agreement for cooperation between the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Second: The Cabinet approved a memorandum of understanding between the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Government of the Russian Federation to regulate the procedures for granting citizens of both countries visit visa.
Third: The Cabinet authorized Minister of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance - or his deputy - to discuss and sign with the Djibouti side a draft memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Culture and Endowments of the Republic of Djibouti to manage and operate Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Islamic Cultural Center in the Republic of Djibouti.
Fourth: The Cabinet approved a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the field of health between the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Government of the United Arab Emirates.
Fifth: The Cabinet authorized the Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture - or his deputy - to discuss and sign with the Hungarian side a draft memorandum of understanding in the field of water management between the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Hungary.
Sixth: The Cabinet approved an air services agreement between the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
Seventh: The Cabinet authorized the President of the Board of Grievances - or his deputy - to discuss and sign with the Burkinabe side a draft memorandum of understanding in the field of technology, training and development between the Board of Grievances of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the competent authority in the Republic of Burkina Faso.
Eighth: The Cabinet authorized the General Supervisor of the National Center for Documents and Archives - or his deputy - to discuss and sign with the Sudanese side a draft memorandum of understanding in the field of documents and archiving between the National Center for Documentation and Archives of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the National Documentation House of the Republic of Sudan.
Ninth: The Cabinet approved a memorandum of cooperation in the field of retirement between the Public Pension Agency of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Social Fund of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Tenth: The Cabinet amended Article (3) of King Fahd National Library Law, forming the Board of Trustees of King Fahd National Library.
Eleventh: The Cabinet approved the implementation of the decision of the GCC Supreme Council issued during the 40th Session, adopting the 2020 Environmental Trends in GCC Countries: Requirements of the Current Environmental Situation.
Twelfth: The Cabinet approved the establishment of a real estate developer services center to provide services to real estate developers of residential projects.
Thirteenth: The Cabinet approved a request submitted by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea to open Saudi-Korea Vision Realization Office in Riyadh.
Fourteenth: The Cabinet approved the Unified Saudi Occupational Classification.
Fifteenth: The Cabinet reformed the Board of Directors of the Social Development Bank and renewed the membership of a number of its members.
Sixteenth: The Cabinet approved the tasks related to human rights assigned to the legal departments of government bodies.
Seventeenth: The Cabinet reformed the Board of Directors of the Agricultural Development Fund, and renewed the membership of a number of its members.
Eighteenth: The Cabinet approved the Tourism Development Fund Law.

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