Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Chairs Cabinet’s Session

Riyadh, Nov. 22, 2022, SPA -- The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chaired the Cabinet's session held on Tuesday at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh.

At the outset of the meeting, the Cabinet hailed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's keenness to communicate and strengthen relations with friendly countries, and continue its pivotal role through the participatory work system at the global level, in a way which contributes to the consolidation of the pillars of development, progress and prosperity in various fields.

In this context, the Cabinet touched on the outcomes of the G20 Leaders’ Summit held in the Republic of Indonesia, noting the significance of the Kingdom’s participation, whose delegation was led by His Royal Highness the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, to enhance its prestigious and important position in the global economy map, and contribution through this summit in supporting the efforts exerted in facing international challenges, especially with regard to preventing and responding to epidemics. The Cabinet expressed hope that the positive results reached by the leaders will contribute to consolidating cooperation and increasing growth rates of the global economy.

In a statement to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Acting Minister of Media Dr. Majed bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi said that the Cabinet praised the results of the state visits His Royal Highness the Crown Prince paid to each of the Republic of Korea and the Kingdom of Thailand, citing the positive outcomes of the discussions HRH the Crown Prince held with the leaders of these two countries

aiming to strengthening of relations and the common desire for pushing the relations to new and promising horizons in order to serve the interests of the peoples of the three countries.

The Cabinet also praised the fruitful meetings witnessed by the two visits to expand the scope of joint, regional and international cooperation, and the signing of memorandums of understanding in areas of encouraging direct investment, energy, tourism, preventing and combating corruption, and, in particular, establishing the Saudi-Thai Coordination Council.

The Cabinet considered the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's ranking third globally and first regionally in the data of GovTech Maturity Index (GTMI) for the year 2022 according to the World Bank Group, as a culmination of integration and joint work among government agencies which produced digital transformation initiatives and programs to achieve the goals of Vision 2030 by providing advanced services through high-quality digital products that supports the business environment and the march of the national economy and enhances its international competitiveness.

The Cabinet congratulated the delegation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s football team participating in the 2022 World Cup, currently ongoing in Qatar, on their victory over Argentina, hoping that the team would continue their journey in the tournament with the same spirit and determination. The Cabinet thanked the leaders of brotherly and friendly countries who sent congratulation messages on this event.

The Cabinet was briefed on the topics on its agenda, some co-studied by the Shura Council, as well as on the conclusions reached by the Council of Economic and Development Affairs, the Council for Political and Security Affairs, the Cabinet's General Committee and the Cabinet's Bureau of Experts.

The Cabinet issued the following decisions:

First: Authorizing the Minister of Foreign Affairs, or his deputy, to discuss with the Mongolian side a draft memorandum of understanding on political consultations between the foreign ministry of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the foreign ministry of Mongolia, and sign it prior to forwarding the final version to complete legal procedure.

Second: Approving a memorandum of understanding on political consultations between the foreign ministry of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the foreign ministry of the Republic of Senegal.

Third: Authorizing the Minister of Culture, or his deputy, to discuss with the Qatari side a draft memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Culture of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Culture of the State of Qatar in the cultural field, and sign it prior to forwarding the final version to complete legal procedure.

Fourth: Approving a memorandum of understanding between the Royal Commission for AlUla governorate of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the UNESCO.

Fifth: Approving a memorandum of understanding between the General Agency for External Trade of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Foreign Trade of the Republic of Costa Rica on developing commercial relations between the two countries.

Sixth: Approving an agreement between the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the government of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, in the field of air transport services.

Seventh: Approving two momorandums of understanding between the General Prosecution of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the General Prosecution of each of the Republic of Sudan and the Republic of Djibouti in the field of genuine crime and terrorism and its sources of finance.

Eighth: Approving a memorandum of understanding between the Court of Accounting of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Accounting Chamber of the Republic of Azerbaijan on cooperation in the field of accounting, control and vocational work.

Ninth: The 23rd day of March every year will be celebrated as Day of Social Accountability in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Tenth: Approval of the Commercial Treatments System on International Trade.

Eleventh: Approval of the financial revenues table to be levied by the Motor Vehicle Periodic Inspection (MVPI).

Twelvth: Approval of a number of promotions in the civil service.

The Cabinet was briefed on a number of issues on its agenda, including annual reports of the General Commission for Visual Media; Diriyah Gate Development Authority; the Saudi Space Commission; Saudi Economic Business Center; Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University; the National Program Support for Environment and Natural Resources Management Project, Operation and Maintenance of general authorities. The Cabinet took the relevant actions towards them.

Source: Saudi Press Agency