King Abdullah chairs Cabinet session

April 27, 2009

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz chaired the weekly Cabinet session at Al-Aziziyah Palace in Khobar today.

The King briefed the Cabinet on his latest consultations with foreign leaders, including Bangladeshi Prime Minister Hasina Wazed and Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

The Cabinet noted Saudi Arabia’s participation in the U.N. Anti-Racism Conference, stressing the Kingdom’s rejection of any form of racism. Furthermore, the ministers stressed the importance of the 2009 Advanced Technologies Forum, which began Sunday in Riyadh, commending King Abdullah for his continuing support for educational endeavors. The Cabinet noted that the King recently launched the second phase of projects at the King Abdulaziz City for Sciences and Technology (KACST).

Turning to its agenda, the Cabinet approved an agreement with Sudan outlining the rights of the Manafe’ International Company to extract minerals at a site located in the Red Sea; approved the establishment of the “Saudi Tokyo Marine” joint stock company; and approved the appointments of Dr. Fahd Dakhail, Eng. Safar Dhofayer, Eng. Abdullah Al-Habib and Dr. Khalid Bayari as members of the board of directors of the Commission of Electricity Regulation and Duplicate Production and renewed the membership of Dr. Fahd Al-Sultan.

In addition, the Cabinet approved the appointments at the 14th rank of Abdulaziz Al-Mohanna as Director General of Financial Affairs at the National Guard; Ibrahim Abu Haimid as Director General of the General Department of Weapons and Ammunition; and Eng. Ibrahim Al-Abdulkareem as Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry for Projects and Maintenance at the Ministry of Education (Boys Education).