Crown Prince Sultan chairs Cabinet meeting

December 14, 2009

Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz chaired the Cabinet session at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh today, which he began by praising the government for this year’s successful Hajj season. For its part, the Cabinet congratulated the Crown Prince on his good health and expressed happiness at his homecoming. After reviewing a number of reports on domestic affairs, the ministers lauded the efforts exerted by all governmental and private bodies involved in Hajj preparations and services.

The Crown Prince then briefed the Cabinet on the consultations held by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and himself over the past week with foreign leaders and envoys. The Cabinet wished King Abdullah success at the 30th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit, which began in Kuwait today.

After reviewing its agenda, the Cabinet authorized the Interior Minister to sign two draft cooperation agreements on combating crime with Australia and Tanzania; authorized the Foreign Minister to sign a draft agreement on general cooperation with Kyrgyzstan; approved a memorandum of scientific and educational cooperation between the Saudi Ministry of Higher Education and the Ministry of National Education and Higher Education of Djibouti; and approved the Kingdom’s accession to the Patent Cooperation Treaty of the World Intellectual Property Organization and the Patent Law Treaty.

The Cabinet approved the appointments of Mohammed Al-Hudaithi as Director of the Minister’s Office at the Ministry of Higher Education (14th rank); Eng. Abdulrahman Al-Salem as Director of the Minister’s Office at the Ministry of Water and Electricity (14th rank); and Dr. Mohammed Al-Jasser as Specialist Consultant at the Ministry of Health (6th level).

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