Crown Prince Salman chairs Cabinet session (11/26/12)

November 26, 2012

Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz began the Cabinet session at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh this afternoon by offering reassurances regarding the health of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and praying for his good health and quick recovery.

Following a briefing on the latest developments in the Arab and international arenas, the Cabinet stressed the importance of the truce agreement between Hamas and Israel. It insisted that Israel must faithfully implement the agreement and work towards lifting the inhumane siege of the Gaza Strip.

Then, the Cabinet reviewed the scientific, cultural, and economic activities in which the Kingdom participated in last week around the world. It expressed appreciation for the international support given to the initiative of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz for dialogue between civilizations, which will be culminated today by the inauguration of the King Abdullah International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue in Vienna. The ministers noted that the Center aims to promote the values of tolerance, peace, security and stability for all the peoples of the world.

Turning to its weekly agenda, the Cabinet approved a number of actions relating to the establishment of a National Center for Health Information; approved a series of decisions made by the Supreme Council of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) at its 32nd session, held in Riyadh on December 19-20, 2011; and authorized the President of the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to sign a draft air transport agreement with the United States.