The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chaired the Cabinet’s session held at Al-Yamamah Palace here today.
At the outset of the session, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques briefed the Cabinet on the contents of the two written messages sent to President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi of the Arab Republic of Egypt and Prime Minister of the Republic of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed Ali, citing keenness to strengthen frameworks of strategic cooperation at various levels and to continue work and coordination towards regional and international issues. The King also briefed the Cabinet on the content of the telephone call with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China, citing the Kingdom’s stressing confidence in the Chinese government’s ability to deal with Coronavirus, and the King’s directives to provide assistance to China to contribute to overcoming this epidemic and containing its impacts.
The Cabinet affirmed that the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to provide assistance consisting of health and medical supplies to China to contain the spread and impact of the novel Coronavirus (nCoV), come within the framework of strong bilateral relations, the Kingdom’s humanitarian role in supporting various countries to confront crises, through King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), and the Kingdom’s stand with affected peoples around the world.
The Minister of Media, Turki bin Abdullah Al-Shabanah, pointed out in a statement to the Saudi Press Agency after the session that the Cabinet reviewed the preparatory meeting for the 11th Clean Energy Ministerial and fifth Mission Innovation Ministerial (CEM11/MI-5) organized by the Ministry of Energy in Riyadh, on the sidelines of the Kingdom’s hosting the 2020 G20, with the participation of 24 countries and the European Union. The Cabinet reviewed the topics discussed during the meeting including energy and accelerating innovation in their technologies to reach goals of sustainable development and climate change and ways to increase investments in research and development fields.
The Cabinet reviewed the Kingdom’s hosting and presidency of the 39th session of the Arab Women Committee within the framework of its efforts to serve Arab issues, advance and support the status of women, their march through social and economic empowerment and their contributions to sustainable development in accordance with Kingdom’s Vision 2030. The Cabinet welcomed announcing Riyadh as the Capital of Arab Women 2020, constituting a regional dimension of the Kingdom’s participation with the international community in this field and at all levels.