Crown Prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz, Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National
Guard, today presided over the regular weekly meeting of the Council of Ministers, which
passed a resolution allowing farmers to re-export to neighboring countries surplus
government-subsidized agricultural equipment. Such equipment includes rolling irrigation
systems, harvesters, and seeding machinery, in accordance with regulations set up by the
Ministry of Finance and National Economy. The cabinet assigned a committee to be
established with representatives from the Agricultural Bank as well as the Ministry of
Agriculture and Water, and the Ministry of Finance and National Economy, to conduct a
two-year feasibility study on the re-export of other agricultural equipment.
Crown Prince Abdullah, on behalf of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd Bin Abdul
Aziz, in his own name, and in that of the people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, expressed
deep feelings of sorrow and grief at the loss of King Hassan of Morocco, who died in Rabat
on Friday, and extended condolences to his family and to the people of Morocco. The Crown
Prince declared that a great leader has been lost to the Arab and Islamic worlds, one who
always devoted his time, effort and energy for their causes. He then wished King Muhammad
Bin Hassan every success in leading his country to prosperity.
Crown Prince Abdullah then briefed the cabinet on his inspection tour of Taif last week,
and on the development achievements accomplished there in various fields.
Turning to international affairs, the cabinet reiterated the Kingdom’s support for the fair
causes of all people, and confirmed that it would spare no effort to enhance security and
stability throughout the world while upholding Arab and Islamic rights.