Monday 02nd Nov 2015
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chaired the Cabinet’s session at Al-Yamamah palace in Riyadh on Monday afternoon.
At the outset of the session, the King briefed the Cabinet on the phone calls received from King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and President Barack Obama of the United States of America and made to President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation, the results of his talks with President Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud of Federal Republic of Somalia and President Idriss Deby Itno of Republic of Chad, and his meeting with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond.
The Minister of Social Affairs and Acting Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Majed bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi said in a statement to Saudi Press Agency following the session that the Cabinet reviewed the latest developments in the region and the results of international meetings and consultations on them, and in this context, it was briefed on the joint statement issued in Vienna on finding a political solution to end the Syrian crisis agreed by 17 countries which reached the common understanding on a number of points, expressing hope that the participants will reach in their next discussions an agreement in the visions and the unification of ranks and discourse to ensure a better future for Syria.
The Cabinet expressed the Kingdom’s condemnation of the continuation of Israeli occupation authorities and settlers of committing crimes against Palestinian citizens and the Islamic holy sites, and the continuation of the Israeli army’s policy of field executions and committing the worst forms of the organized terrorism against the Palestinian people, calling on the international community to move quickly to provide protection for the Palestinian people and lift injustice on them.