Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz chaired the weekly Cabinet meeting at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh today.
King Abdullah opened the meeting by briefing the Cabinet on his official visits to Britain, Italy, Germany, Turkey and Egypt. He noted that growing signs of war, conflict and threats can be addressed in a spirit of justice and equality. People share common values, the King remarked, the best of expression of which is in religion.
The King added that Saudi Arabia’s moderate, clear policy has strengthened the confidence of friendly nations and enhanced bilateral relations.
The Cabinet in turn expressed the hope that King Abdullah’s visits to the abovementioned countries would boost political, economic, cultural and technological cooperation between the Kingdom and the respective nations.
In addition to the King’s visits, the Cabinet was also briefed on Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz’s meeting with Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad Al-Thani.
The Cabinet approved a number of items on its agenda, including: agreements on air transport cooperation and the avoidance of dual taxation with Russia; an amendment to the Armed Forces Personnel System; and the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism.