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Council of Ministers meeting

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd Ibn Abdul Aziz today presided over the regular weekly meeting of the Council of Ministers, and reiterated support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for any effort aimed at enhancing security and stability everywhere in the world. 

Acting Information Minister and Minister of Higher Education Dr. Khalid Ibn Muhammad Al-Angary reported that King Fahd went on to express the hope that the co-sponsors of the Middle East peace process would redouble their efforts to reach a fair, permanent and comprehensive peace based on the declared resolutions of the UN Security Council and the principle of land-for-peace, so that the people of the region can enjoy a secure, peaceful and prosperous life;  and to reaffirm that continuation of Israel's obstinacy and procrastination is undermining what has already been built up.

King Fahd then briefed the cabinet on the outcome of his talks with President Abdou Diouf of the Republic of Senegal and Prime Minister Rafiq Al-Hariri of Lebanon,  as well as with the Yemeni delegation who delivered a message to him from the President of Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh concerning bilateral relations between the two countries and negotiations pertaining to the demarcation of the remaining part of their common border.
Minister Al-Angary reported that the cabinet was further briefed by the ministers who recently took part in conferences with Gulf, Arab, Islamic and foreign counterparts.  The cabinet also passed a number of resolutions, including that the Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs will join ex officio the board of the National Commission for the Protection and Development of Wildlife, and that the Minister of Industry and Electricity will now lead the Saudi-Kazakh Joint Committee instead of the Under-Secretary for Economic and Cultural Affairs at the Foreign Ministry.