Crown Prince chairs Cabinet session (9/10/12)

September 10, 2012

Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz chaired the weekly Cabinet session held at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah today.

At the outset, the Cabinet reviewed reports on the latest regional and international developments and renewed the Kingdom’s positions toward each of them. The ministers welcomed the declaration of the 138th session of the Arab League Council condemning the continued massacres and crimes against humanity being committed against the Syrian people and calling for an immediate cessation.

The Cabinet also expressed its appreciation to all the states and organizations that participated in the Consultative Group Meeting of Donors for the Republic of Yemen, which was held in Riyadh last week. It noted that $6.369 billion was pledged to help Yemen overcome its political and economic crises and to meet its development needs.

Turning to the domestic front, the Cabinet reviewed the scientific, medical and economic conferences and events held in the Kingdom over the past week. These included the International Conference on Healthy Lifestyles and Non-Communicable Diseases in the Arab World and the Middle East, as well as a symposium entitled “The Role and Responsibility of Public Prosecution and Judiciary Bodies in Anti-Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism.”

Addressing its remaining agenda items, the Cabinet approved the establishment of a Commission of Public Education Evaluation; approved a memorandum of understanding on military cooperation with Jordan; accredited the final account of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities for fiscal year 1431/1432 H.; and approved an agreement with Kazakhstan on avoiding double taxation and income tax.

The Cabinet approved the appointments of Khalid bin Omar Abdrabbuh as Ambassador at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Ahmad Al-Abdulqader as Administrative Advisor at the Ministry of Higher Education (15th rank); Omar bin Ahmad Al-Omar as Administrative Advisor at the Supreme Council of the Magistracy (15th rank); Musaed Al-Selayem as Minister Plenipotentiary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and Ibrahim Al-Hanaki as Director General of Information Technology at the Department of Zakat (alms) and Income Tax (14th rank).

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