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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Chairs Cabinet’s Session

Jeddah, The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chaired the Cabinet's session held on Tuesday afternoon at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah.

At the outset of the session, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques briefed the Cabinet on the content of the letter he received from the President of the Republic of Zambia, concerning the relations and ways to strengthen them between the two countries.

The Cabinet then reviewed a number of reports on the developments in the region and the world, reiterating Saudi Arabia’s support for the Palestinian people and its constant demand for the international community to assume its responsibilities to stop the repeated attacks and violations by the Israeli occupation forces and exert all efforts to end this long-running conflict.

In a statement to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Minister of State, Cabinet's Member for Shura Council Affairs and Acting Minister of Media Dr. Essam bin Saad bin Saeed said that the Cabinet stressed Saudi Arabia’s firm position and support for everything that guarantees the security and stability of the Republic of Yemen and achieves the aspirations of the Yemeni people. The Cabinet also affirmed the Kingdom’s appreciation for the United Nations’ efforts to enhance commitment to the truce, in line with the Kingdom’s initiative announced in March 2021 to end the crisis in Yemen and reach a comprehensive political solution.

The Cabinet underlined Saudi Arabia’s assertion during the Tenth Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) of its support for international efforts aimed at preventing Iran from possessing nuclear weapons, as well as the importance of the role of the United Nations General Assembly in calling on non-party states to accede to the Treaty, and placing all their nuclear facilities under the comprehensive safeguards system of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

The Cabinet touched upon the outcomes of 31st OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting that include a decision to adjust the production level for the month of September 2022 and reiterating the critical importance of adhering to full conformity.

The Cabinet stated that the stability and balance of the oil market represent one of the pillars of Saudi Arabia’s energy strategy, since oil an important element in supporting the growth of the global economy, where this is reflected in its pivotal role in establishing and maintaining the OPEC Plus agreement, due to its initiatives to accelerate the stability of markets and the sustainability of its supplies.

The Cabinet expressed hope that the Riyadh International Humanitarian Forum, organized by King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) in partnership with the United Nations and its organizations next February, would contribute to finding innovative practical solutions that help provide humanitarian work according to the highest standards adopted to achieve the sustainable development goals.

The Cabinet was briefed on a number of issues on its agenda and issued the following decisions:

First:

Authorizing the Chairman of Saudi Authority for Data and Artificial Intelligence – or a deputy – to hold talks with the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the International Development Association regarding a draft administrative agreement between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by the Saudi Authority for Data and Artificial Intelligence, and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the International Development Association on the multi-donor credit fund for digital development partnership, sign it and refer the final signed copy to proceed with formal procedures.

Second:

Authorizing the Minister of Energy – or a deputy – to hold talks with the Thai side regarding a draft cooperation agreement between the governments of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Kingdom of Thailand in the energy field, sign it and refer the final signed copy to proceed with formal procedures.

Third:

Authorizing the Minister of Tourism – or a deputy – to hold talks with the Thai side regarding a draft memorandum of understanding in the tourism field between the Ministry of Tourism in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Tourism and Sports in the Kingdom of Thailand, sign it and refer the final signed copy to proceed with formal procedures.

Fourth:

Approving a memorandum of understanding regarding cooperation in the labor field between the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Azeri Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population.

Fifth:

Approving two memorandums of understanding in the fields of railway transport and transport future, and innovation in the transport and logistics services sector between the Ministry of Transport and Logistic Services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the French Ministry of Ecological Transition, which is in charge of the transport sector.

Sixth:

Approving a memorandum of understanding between the General Authority for Statistics in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Office of National Statistics in the UK for cooperation in the statistics field.

Seventh:

Approving the amendment of Article (Third) of the bylaw of regulating advertisement billboard issued under the Royal Decree No. (M/35) on 28/12/1412 Hijri, which was amended under Item (First) of the Cabinet decision No. (486) on 5/11/1437 Hijri, as mentioned in the decision.

Eighth:

Approving the final statements of the former Electricity and Co-Generation Regulatory Authority, Islamic University, Majmaah University, Real Estate Development Fund, and Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property for previous fiscal years.

Ninth:

Approving appointments with the rank of ambassador and promotions for the fifteenth and fourteenth ranks.

The Cabinet also reviewed several issues on its agenda and took necessary procedures regarding them.

Source: Saudi Press Agency