Crown Prince chairs Cabinet session in Jeddah

June 28, 2010

Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz chaired the weekly Cabinet meeting at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah today. At the outset, he reviewed the activities of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz at the Group of 20 (G-20) Economic Summit, which began on Sunday in Toronto, Canada. King Abdullah held talks with other G-20 leaders, he reported, and delivered a speech stressing the importance of global financial reform and economic support for developing nations.

After listening to a report on international developments, the Cabinet condemned the Israeli government’s decision to demolish 22 Palestinian homes north of Al-Quds [Jerusalem], calling it a continuation of Israel’s policy of settlement expansion. Marking the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, which fell on June 26, the Cabinet called for joint regional and international efforts to combat drugs and hailed the outstanding efforts exerted by the Council of Arab Interior Ministers in that field.

Turning to its weekly agenda items, the Cabinet authorized the Minister of Interior to sign a draft cooperation agreement on combating crime with Tajikistan; approved the Kingdom’s accession to two Optional Protocols to the Convention on the Rights of the Child; approved two cooperation agreements with Sudan in the fields of land and maritime transport; and approved a number of measures regarding the gradual adoption by governmental agencies of e-government transactions.