The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chaired the Cabinet’s session held on Tuesday February 18 at Al-Yamamah Palace.
At the outset of the session, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques briefed the Cabinet on the results of his receptions and discussions with President Alpha Condé of the Republic of Guinea Conakry; President Isaias Afwerki of the State of Eritrea; and Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait, citing ways of strengthening and supporting bilateral relations in all fields and discussing latest developments in the region.
The Cabinet reviewed a number of issues and developments at the regional and international levels, pointing to what the Kingdom presented before the 56th Munich Security Conference regarding its positions towards the most prominent files in the region and the world. These files included strategic relations with the United States of America and Iranian affairs as Iran is behind the instability in the region and practicing reckless conduct that threatens the regional and international economy, and the situation in Yemen and the Kingdom’s permanent support for a political solution, in addition to highlighting the Kingdom’s ambitious agenda during its presidency of the 2020 G20 summit and achieving its vision and goals.
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 renewed the Kingdom’s stressing, during the 58th meeting of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs at the United Nations Commission for Social Development meeting in New York, that it will work in partnership with the United Nations and the international community to achieve Sustainable Development Goals 2030 for a prosperous present and bright future for generations, reviewing the Kingdom’s providing of solutions in housing programs, education and healthcare sector, developing their e-solutions, and supporting youths programs and their contributions to development.
The Cabinet reviewed the preparations made by the Kingdom’s relevant authorities to host the Summit of the World Economic Forum on the Middle East next April, after signing an agreement with the Forum to establish a branch of the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution of the World Economic Forum in the Kingdom, which is the fifth in the world. This enhances the leadership’s trends in adopting technology and its global best practices within the framework of efforts to develop effective solutions to the challenges of vital sectors in the Kingdom.