The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chaired the Cabinet’s session held at Al-Yamamah Palace on Tuesday.
At the outset of the session, the Cabinet stressed the valuable contents of the speech made by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques during the opening of the fourth year of the seventh session of the Shura Council, citing deep constants in the Kingdom’s internal and external policy, its approach since its establishment by late King Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman, on implementing and committing to the Islamic Sharia on the basis of unity, solidarity and consultation, and establishing justice and independence of decision, maintaining security and stability, and continuing the comprehensive development process; as well as the Kingdom’s pride in achieving huge developments in the past decades, and its determination to move forward in the implementation of reform programs, in accordance with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.
The Cabinet also commended contents of the annual royal speech that showed the Kingdom’s commitment to the established principles and international conventions defending Arab and Islamic issues, especially the Palestinian cause, strengthening the Kingdom’s standing and stances in the Arab and Islamic world, its endeavors and efforts to advance the joint Arab action, and in resolving crises and differences in the region. It also showed the Kingdom’s important roles in the global economy, its policy in the stability of the international oil markets, its honor in the expansion of the Two Holy Mosques and the development of Holy Sites with projects that are considered the largest in history, serving and caring for the Two Holy Mosques, taking care of everything that achieves the comfort of citizens, improving the quality of services provided to them, and its pride in eliminating manifestations of extremism.
Minister of Media, Turki bin Abdullah Al-Shabanah, said in a statement to the Saudi Press Agency that the Cabinet expressed its thanks and appreciation to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for his patronage of laying the foundation stone for the Diriyah Gate Project to restore the historic area as a cultural heritage project, and to return it to its ancient past and to be a tourist, cultural, local and international destination that embodies the march of the Kingdom since the establishment of the first Saudi state. The Project reflects the King’s interest and care for Diriyah that represents the starting point of the Saudi state, a beacon of the continued legacy of the Kingdom’s history, and tells the stories of glorious history and the epic and blessed national unity. The Cabinet commended the supervision and follow-up of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Diriyah Gate Development Authority on this national project.