Crown Prince chairs Cabinet session (9/17/12)

September 17, 2012

Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz began the weekly Cabinet session at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah today with a briefing on the latest consultations held between Saudi and foreign leaders and officials.

Then, the Cabinet was briefed on the report of the 21st Ordinary Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. The ministers reiterated the Kingdom’s objections to the flagrant violations inflicted on the Palestinian people by Israeli authorities and vowed to continue raising attention to them at international bodies.

Addressing domestic issues, the Cabinet reviewed a number of scientific, medical, cultural and economic activities that took place in the Kingdom over the past few days, including the opening of the 6th Souk Okaz; the 7th Conference of the Saudi Association of Libraries and Information; and several meetings of Saudi Business Councils. It also congratulated medical authorities on the thirtieth successful operation performed in Saudi Arabia to separate conjoined twins.

Turning to its remaining agenda items, the Cabinet approved a memorandum of understanding between the Saudi Ministry of Interior’s Financial Investigation Unit and the Indonesian Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Center regarding the exchange of financial intelligence on money laundering and terror financing; approved a similar memorandum of understanding with the Financial Investigation Agency of San Marino; approved a memorandum of understanding regarding political bilateral talks between the Saudi Foreign Ministry and the Hungarian Foreign Ministry; approved two agreement with Ireland and Malta on the avoidance of double taxation and income tax evasion; approved a cooperation agreement with Argentina in the field of the peaceful uses of nuclear energy; and approved the appointments of Ali Al-Barrak, Mohammed Al-Esaiee and Saud Al-Ansari as members of the Board of Directors of the Real-Estate Development Fund.

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