Custodian of Two Holy Mosques King Salman chairs Riyadh Cabinet session
Riyadh, October 10, 2023, The Cabinet session held in Riyadh was presided over by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. During the meeting, discussions encompassed a range of key topics, including recent diplomatic dialogues led by the King and Crown Prince with various world leaders to strengthen bilateral relations. Furthermore, there were significant phone conversations between Crown Prince HRH and dignitaries from Palestine, Jordan, and Egypt, in which HRH emphasized Saudi Arabia's commitment to regional stability and support for the Palestinian people.
Minister of Media Salman bin Yousef Al-Dosari, in a statement to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), outlined the Cabinet's review of Saudi Arabia's participation in regional and international meetings. This engagement reflects the nation's ongoing efforts to foster collaboration with countries across the globe and to coordinate actions that drive growth and prosperity.
Among the issues discussed was the outcome of the OPEC Plus meeting of the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee, where Saudi Arabia reiterated its support for initiatives aimed at stabilizing oil markets and boosting global economic growth rates.
The Cabinet also extended a warm welcome to the participants and international organizations involved in MENA Climate Week 2023, hosted by Saudi Arabia. The Kingdom's commitment to environmental protection, reducing carbon emissions, promoting renewable energy sources, and sustainable development was underscored.
In addition, the Cabinet commended the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for the inauguration of its Nuclear Security Training and Demonstration Centre (NSTDC) in Austria, a project funded and proposed by Saudi Arabia. This initiative signifies the Kingdom's dedication to enhancing global nuclear security and combating nuclear terrorism.
Highlighting Saudi Arabia's international achievements, the Cabinet noted the nation's second-place global ranking for tourist arrivals and its progress in the Liner Shipping Connectivity Index (LSCI), as reported by the UN Conference on Trade and Development.
The Cabinet's interest in improving citizens' livelihood was evident through its endorsement of directives to increase minimum pension calculations for social security recipients and extend additional support to beneficiaries of the Citizen Account Program.
Several decisions were issued by the Cabinet, including authorizing discussions on draft MoUs with Kuwait, India, Comoros, Argentina, and Bahrain in fields such as civil service, administrative development, economic cooperation, road transport, and statistics.
The Cabinet session underlines Saudi Arabia's proactive engagement in regional and international affairs and its commitment to driving progress and prosperity on multiple fronts.