King Salman Chairs Cabinet Session, Highlights Recent Incidents in Region, World

Tuesday, 26 March, 2019 - 13:00
Asharq Al-Awsat

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, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

At the outset of the session, the King briefed the Cabinet on the telephone call made to King Mohammed VI of the Kingdom of Morocco, and his meetings with President Danny Faure of the Republic of Seychelles and Prime Minister of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev.

The Minister of Media Turki bin Abdullah Al-Shabanah said in a statement to SPA following the session that the Cabinet reiterated the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's total rejection and denunciation of the declaration issued by the United States Administration to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the occupied Syrian Golan Height, and the Kingdom's assertion of its firm position on the Golan Height that it is an occupied Syrian Arab land in accordance with relevant international resolutions and that attempts to impose a fait accompli do not change facts.

It also said that the declaration of the United States Administration is a clear violation of the Charter of the United Nations and the principles of the international law, as well as relevant international resolutions, and it will have great negative effects on the peace process in the Middle East, security and stability of the region.

The Cabinet renewed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's calling on all parties to respect the resolutions of the international legitimacy and the Charter of the United Nations.

It stressed the Kingdom's strong denunciation and condemnation of armed attacks in Somalia, Afghanistan and Mali.

The Cabinet reviewed some economic and cultural activities that took place during the week. In this regard, the Cabinet said that the King's launching of four major quality projects in Riyadh, amounting to SR 86 billion, is a great leap forward towards improving the quality of life and providing opportunities for investors from within and outside the Kingdom, in the framework of achieving the objectives of the Kingdom's Vision 2030, SPA reported.

The Cabinet praised the efforts of the Committee of Major Projects, under the chairmanship of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, which is responsible for these four projects that will contribute to the creation of 70,000 new job opportunities for citizens in different sectors.

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