The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chaired the Cabinet's session at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Tuesday afternoon.
At the outset of the session, the King briefed the Cabinet on the outcomes of his talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May, during which they reviewed bilateral relations and latest developments in the region; and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria Boyko Borisov, during which they reviewed aspects of bilateral cooperation in various fields and signing two agreements between the governments of the two countries, and his meetings with Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Carrie Lam and United States Secretary of Energy Rick Perry.
The Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad said in a statement to Saudi Press Agency following the session that the Cabinet reviewed reports on latest developments in the region and the world. It welcomed the joint statement issued by the international meeting on the Yemeni crisis in London, appreciating its full support for the Kingdom in its legitimate right to defend itself against threats to its security and stability, its affirmation that the firing of ballistic missiles by Houthis on the Kingdom constitutes a threat to regional security and prolongs the conflict, and the necessity for putting an immediate end to these attacks by Houthis and their allies.
The Cabinet pointed to the developments of situations in Yemeni capital Sana'a, commending the statement of Command of Coalition for Supporting the Legitimacy in Yemen in this regard, expressing hope that the uprising of the Yemeni people against sectarian and terrorist Houthi militias supported by Iran will rid sisterly Yemen from persecution, death threats, exclusion, bombings, and seizing public and private properties, reiterating the Kingdom's constant keenness on Yemen's stability and return to its Arab surroundings and all matters in the interest of its people and maintaining their land, security, identity, unity and the social fabric within the framework of Arab, regional and international security.