Crown Prince Salman chairs Cabinet meeting (6/3/13)

June 3, 2013

Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz chaired a meeting of the Council of Ministers in Jeddah this afternoon. At the outset, the Cabinet listened to a report on the latest regional and international developments, including the deterioration of human rights in Syria, the occupied Palestinian territories, and certain parts of Myanmar. It also reviewed the decisions made at the 127th session of the Foreign Ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which was held in Jeddah over the weekend.

On the domestic front, the Cabinet expressed appreciation for the announcement by Standard & Poor’s credit rating agency raising the outlook for the Kingdom from stable to positive at the high sovereign credit rating of AA-. It concluded that this positive evaluation confirms the strength of the Saudi economy due to the wise policies of the government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz.

Addressing its weekly agenda, the Cabinet authorized the Crown Prince to sign a draft agreement in the field of defense cooperation with Indonesia; approved arrangements for activating articles relating to addresses of residency or work contained in the Civil Status System, Commercial Registration System, and Residence System; approved the law on Animal Care adopted by the GCC states and the provisions relating to penalties for the violation of its provisions; and approved the extension of the commitment between the government and the Saudi Public Transport company, issued under Royal Decree No. (M/48), for a period of three years.