Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense chaired the Cabinet's session held at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Monday afternoon.
At the outset of the session, the Cabinet prayed to Almighty Allah to crown with success the efforts of the leaders of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) States at the 33rd Summit of the Supreme Council scheduled in the Kingdom of Bahrain later today to achieve more accomplishments that deepen the Council's successful march, praising the roles of the Council in the enhancement of cohesion and solidarity between its states, governments and peoples.
The Cabinet dealt with a number of local topics and latest developments at regional and international arenas.
The Cabinet stressed the State's interest to preserve the cultural and civilization heritage of the Kingdom, including architectural heritage, which represents the identity of states and cities, and depicts an important part of their
history and culture, commending in this respect the role played by Lifetime Achievement Award in Architectural Heritage provided by Charitable Heritage Foundation.
The Cabinet welcomed the results of the meetings of the 98th session of the Council of Ministers of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting (OAPEC), which was held in Cairo, valuing the role of the organization to promote cooperation among Arab oil producing and exporting countries and to achieve the best ways to develop their oil industries, and establish joint ventures.
With regard to international issues, the Cabinet praised the statements issued by most member states of the Security Council in which they announced their condemnation of the decisions of the Israeli occupation authorities on construction of settlements in Al-Quds and the occupied Palestinian territories, calling on the Security Council to stand firmly to prevent the occupation authorities from the implementation of those projects which would halt the entire peace process.