The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chaired the Cabinet‘s session at Al-Yamamah palace here on Tuesday afternoon.
At the outset of the session, the King briefed the Cabinet on the outcomes of his meeting with the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Paul Ryan and their discussion of areas of cooperation.
The Cabinet discussed the participation of the Kingdom‘s delegation in the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to highlight economic reforms being undertaken by the Kingdom to build the future of the economy relying on innovation to set an example for Arabs and the world, and embody its true status among countries as it is moving quickly and boldly with its youth energy in line with global developments according to the Kingdom‘s Vision 2030.
The Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad said in his statement to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) following the session that the Cabinet reviewed a number of events and their developments at regional and international arenas, pointing to the Kingdom‘s affirmation before the United Nations Security Council on the open discussion item on "The Status in the Middle East, including the Palestinian Cause" that Jerusalem (Al-Quds) is the eternal historic capital of Palestine, in accordance with international resolutions, and that any action being taken by Israeli occupation authorities is null and void and only fuels tension in the Middle East region and undermines the chances of achieving a comprehensive and lasting solution based on the two-state solution and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with Al-Quds as its capital.
The Minister also said that the Cabinet indicated the two statements made by the Command of the Coalition for Supporting the Legitimacy in Yemen, calling on all Yemeni political and social components for calm and restrain as well as adherence to the language of calm dialogue pertaining to what is happening in the interim capital of (Aden) and the need to consider the national responsibility in steering the joint work with the Coalition for Supporting the Legitimacy in Yemen to complete the liberation of all Yemeni territories and defeat Al-Houthi militias of Iran and avoid any reasons that may lead to division and undermining the State‘s institutions in Yemen, in addition to the coalition‘s call on all parties again to quickly stop all clashes immediately and end all armed manifestations, and its confirmation that it will take all necessary measures to restore security and stability in Aden and its call to focus on basic objectives, foremost among them is restoring the legitimacy, protecting the components of the State and restoring security and stability as well as resolving all issues through available political mechanisms in accordance with the terms of the three references.