Saudi Arabia, during a meeting of the Council of Ministers chaired by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, held Tuesday at Al-Yamamah Palace, affirmed its support and appreciation for the efforts of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and condemned Iran's continued deception and delays in providing the required information to the IAEA on its nuclear program. And the need to demand full cooperation, and respect the immunities and privileges of Agency inspectors.During the meeting, Saudi Arabia welcomed the signing of the Riyadh agreement between the Yemeni government and the transitional council, under the wise guidance of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, and the patronage of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense. To achieve its security and stability, he appreciated the keenness of the Yemeni parties to uphold the interest of Yemen and achieve the aspirations of its people.
The Council also discussed the Crown Prince's assertion of the Kingdom's keenness to support the Yemeni people since the beginning of the crisis, in response to the request of its legitimate leadership, and to seek a political solution to the crisis according to the three references, and to stop foreign interventions that seek to impose a new reality by force of arms, and to turn against its legitimacy and institutions. And threaten the security of the region and its vital waterways to the world.
Information Minister Turki Shabana said the cabinet appreciated the international and Arab echoes of the signing of the Riyadh agreement, which included praising and congratulating the signing of the Riyadh agreement and appreciating the efforts exerted to reach it among the Yemeni parties as a pivotal step in ending the Yemeni crisis and strengthening its unity. And prosperity.
At the outset of the meeting, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques briefed the Majlis on the content of the phone call he received from Jordan's King Abdullah II, the results of his talks with Singapore President Halima Yacoub, and the consensus on enhancing cooperation between the two countries in all fields, as well as the content of the message he received. Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Amir of Kuwait.
The Council then touched upon the signing of the agreement between the Government of Saudi Arabia and the World Economic Forum to establish a branch of the Fourth Industrial Revolution Center, which is the fifth in the world, and the space it will provide to develop the mechanisms, plans and applications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the Kingdom, and contribute to the adoption of Technical and best practices regionally and internationally.
The meeting dealt with the recommendations of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to strengthen cooperation and joint work in various fields and achieve economic growth for the countries of the world, and for the peoples of the Islamic countries, which represent 24 percent. Of the world's total population, the market for the Islamic economy is expected to reach more than $ 3 trillion by 2023 as the Kingdom looks for greater convergence to shape a brighter future and support the economies of Muslim and Arab countries and facilitate trade between them.
In the local affairs, the Cabinet valued the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, the ceremony honoring the winners of the King Khalid Prize for 2019 with its three branches, development partners, excellence for non-profit organizations and sustainability, and promised to embody his continued support for the award in order to achieve its humanitarian, social and developmental mission. Its fruitful efforts.
The Council noted the project «Gate of Diriyah», which will be launched as a global tourist destination focusing on culture and heritage and its archaeological monuments and the outstanding historical significance.
The Council of Ministers also praised the Saudi team for the seventh place in the world advanced category in the World Robot Olympics «WRO» in Hungary, with the participation of 74 countries, and compete more than 423 teams.
The council reviewed a number of local activities, including the International Conference on "Sustainable Marine Development Towards 2030 and Beyond" organized by the General Authority for Transport in Jeddah, as well as the work of the fourth Misk International Forum, organized by the Initiatives Center at Mohammed bin Salman Foundation in the presence of about 5000 people representing 120 With 140 leading and leading figures in the forum.
The Cabinet decided during its session to approve the accession of Saudi Arabia to the Association of Indian Ocean States as a dialogue partner, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to complete the necessary formalities.
It also decided to authorize the Minister of Energy – or his deputy – to discuss with the South African side a draft memorandum of understanding between the Government of Saudi Arabia and the Government of the Republic of South Africa to study investment opportunities in the establishment of an integrated refining and petrochemical complex in South Africa, and to sign it, and then to submit the final copy signed, To complete the formalities.
The Cabinet decided to approve the necessary mechanisms to achieve better results in the efficiency of capital and operational spending, and to approve the organization of the General Authority for Sport.