KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA | Custodian Of The Two Holy Mosques Chairs Cabinet’s Session

JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA, August 27, 2019 – The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chaired the Cabinet’s session at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Tuesday afternoon.

At the outset of the session, King said, “We praise and thank Allah that pilgrims have performed Hajj rituals and visited the Prophet’s Holy Mosque comfortably and easily in an atmosphere full of spirituality, security and faith which is the fruit of sincere efforts exerted by various government and private participating in the service of pilgrims. We pray to Allah Almighty to accept from all pilgrims their Hajj, return them to their countries safely, guide us to more sincerity in sayings and deeds to achieve successes after successes in the service of Islam and Muslims, and make our work purely for Allah. On this occasion, we extend our thanks and appreciation to princes and ministers, the chairman and members of Supreme Hajj Committee, Governors of Regions, security men, all employees of government and private bodies, and all those who participated in the service of the guest of Allah”.

The princes and minister, members of the Cabinet congratulated the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, on the success of the Hajj season, performance of 2,489,406 pilgrims their rituals in a healthy environment free from diseases and epidemics, the provision of all services, facilities, care, integrated plans and distinguished efforts that enabled them to perform their rituals  in one time and one place as an extensions of the Kinfdom’s Keenness on the safety, care and service of the visitors of the Two Holy Mosques, which we are proud of since the founder late King Abdulaziz.

Then the King briefed the Cabinet on the results of his meetings with President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi of the Republic of Yemen and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates, and his talks with President Mohamed Ashraf Ghani of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

Minister of Commerce and Investment and Acting Minister of Media Dr.Majed bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi said in a statement to Saudi Press Agency following the session that the Cabinet reviewed latest developments on Arab and international arenas, stressing that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s call to the Yemeni government and all parties of the conflict in Aden to hold a meeting in the Kingdom to discuss disagreements reflects the Kingdom’s Keenness on having wisdom and dialogue, renouncing division, stopping strife and uniting to comfort the Iranian-backed terrorist Houthi militia and other terrorist organizations, re restore the state and return Yemen to a stable and secure country.

The Cabinet stressed the contents of the joint statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates, citing the keenness and efforts of the two countries to preserve Yemen and the interests of the Yemeni people, security, stability, independence, unity and territorial integrity under the leadership of the legitimate Yemeni President, confronting the coup of the integrity under the leadership of the terrorist Houthi militia and other terrorist organizations, calling on engaging in the Jeddah dialogue, which the kingdom called for to address causes and repercussions of events in some southern governorates, and rejecting and denouncing accusations and defamation campaigns targeting the United Arab Emirates following these events.

The Minister said the Cabinet reiterated the Kingdom’s condemnation of Israeli forces storming Al-Aqsa Mosque and attacking worshipers on the first day of Eid Al Adha, rejection of continuous Israeli violations against the Palestinian people, calling on the international community to join forces to protect Palestinian people from various Israeli aggressive practices, which are a provocation to the feelings of Muslim and a violation of the rights of the Palestinian people.

The Cabinet congratulated the Republic of the Sudan on the historic agreement reached by all Sudanese parties, affirming the Kingdom’s blessing for the agreement aimed at achieving the interest of Sudan, preserving its security, safety and stability and realizing the aspirations of the Sudanese people. It also stressed the Kingdom’s keenness on everything that guarantees Sudan’s security, stability and standing with all parties, deriving from the historical and fraternal relations between the two countries and the appreciation of the role being played by Sudan in achieving security and stability at regional and international levels.

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