Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Chairs Cabinet Session
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chaired the Cabinet session held today in Riyadh.
The Cabinet was briefed on the content of the phone call that His Royal Highness the Crown Prince and Prime Minister has received from the Ukrainian president over relations between the two countries, where HRH the Crown Prince stressed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's support to international efforts aimed at reaching a political solution to the Ukrainian-Russian crisis.
The Cabinet also addressed the outcomes of the Kingdom's participation in several international meetings over the past few days as part of its endeavours to promote solidarity with other countries to contribute to every effort that serves justice and peace and achieves stability and prosperity for the people of the region and the world.
The Cabinet stressed the contents of HRH the Crown Prince's remarks in the Extraordinary Joint Meeting of BRICS Leaders and leaders of invited BRICS members on the situation in the Middle East, with particular focus on Gaza, and his call to completely halt military operations and protecting civilians, where he also reiterated the Kingdom's unaltered stance that there is no means to realize security and stability but through the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with East Al-Quds as its capital.
In a statement to the Saudi Press Agency following the session, Minister of Media Salman bin Yousef Al-Dosari said that the Cabinet renewed the Kingdom's commitment, made during the G20 virtual meeting under India's presidency, to continuing its comprehensive efforts to address climate change and give priority to implementing the joint framework for addressing debts, in a way that highlights interest in enhancing international cooperation in various fields and reaching tangible solutions to support the global economy.
The Cabinet deliberated on the outcomes of the Fifth Arab Water Conference held in Riyadh, highlighting the Kingdom's proactive role in addressing water challenges at both the regional and international levels. This includes the initiative to establish the Global Water Organization and the development of technological solutions to achieve sustainable water security.
The Cabinet tackled other items on its agenda and issued several decisions, among which the following:
Approving a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for energy cooperation between the Ministry of Energy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Authorizing the minister of energy and the chairman of the Board of Directors of the Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory Commission (NRRC), or a deputy, to discuss and sign an MoU for cooperation with the State of Kuwait in the field of nuclear safety and radiation protection. This MoU encompasses collaboration between the NRRC and the Radiation Protection Department of the Ministry of Health of the State of Kuwait.
Authorizing the minister of foreign affairs, or a deputy, to discuss and sign a draft Memorandum of Cooperation in the field of support and technical assistance between the ministry and the Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND).
Approving an MoU outlining the principles of the India–Middle East–Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC).
Authorizing the minister of industry and mineral resources, or a deputy, to hold discussions regarding a draft MoU for cooperation in mineral resources with the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Authorizing the minister of health, or a deputy, to discuss and sign with the Belarusian side a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the health sector between the Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus.
Approving a framework agreement between the Royal Commission for AlUla of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Georges Pompidou National Centre for Art and Culture of the French Republic for cooperation on contemporary art exhibitions in AlUla.
Authorizing the minister of commerce, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Small and Medium Enterprises General Authority, or a deputy, to discuss and sign with the Pakistani side a draft memorandum of understanding between the Small and Medium Enterprises General Authority of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority affiliated with the Ministry of Industry and Production of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan for cooperation in the field of small and medium enterprises.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s accession to the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks.
Authorizing the minister of tourism, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Tourism Authority, or a deputy, to discuss with the Swiss side a draft memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the field of tourism between the Saudi Tourism Authority of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Swiss Tourism Foundation in the Swiss Confederation.
Authorizing the chairman of the Capital Market Authority, or a deputy, to discuss and sign with the Bahraini side a draft memorandum of understanding between the Capital Market Authority of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Central Bank of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Approving the second additional protocol to the Universal Postal Convention included in the decisions of the Universal Postal Union Third Extraordinary Congress.
Approving a memorandum of understanding for cooperation and news exchange between the Saudi Press Agency and the Bulgarian News Agency.