2007 News Story

King Abdullah chairs weekly Cabinet meeting in Jeddah

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz chaired the weekly Cabinet meeting at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah today.

The King opened the meeting by briefing the Cabinet on his meetings and consultations with world leaders and their envoys. He stated that in its policies, Saudi Arabia seeks to uphold its national interests, security, stability, Arab unity, Islamic solidarity and maintain a realistic worldview.

In this context, the Cabinet noted that both the Muslim and Arab worlds have great potential for progress, development, security, prosperity, and rapprochement among cultures. However, these goals are being prevented by forces acting only for their own benefit that seek to sow dissension. These forces, their slogans and ideologies must be overcome in order to deal with the region’s crises and achieve progress for its peoples.

The Cabinet approved a number of items, including the negotiation of a general cooperation agreement with Mauritius; an agreement on judicial cooperation with Morocco;  a higher education agreement with South Africa; a standardization agreement between the Saudi Arabian Standardization Organization and Russia’s Technical Organization and Meteorology Federal Agency; as well as several government appointments.