Cabinet briefed on global condemnation of Houthi attempts to target Riyadh

Updated 03 January 2018
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Cabinet briefed on global condemnation of Houthi attempts to target Riyadh

RIYADH: King Salman on Tuesday briefed the Cabinet on condemnation by the leaders of the US, Russia, the UK and France of Houthi attempts to target Riyadh with ballistic missiles.
Chairing the weekly Cabinet meeting at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh, he said they also expressed appreciation for the Kingdom’s efforts against terrorism and extremism, and its support for humanitarian and relief work.
The leaders stressed the need to alert the international community over Iran’s destructive regional role, the king added.
At the regional and global levels, the Cabinet expressed the Kingdom’s strong condemnation of terrorist acts in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saint Petersburg, Russia, and the terror attack on a church in Helwan, Egypt. The Cabinet expressed the Kingdom’s stance with these countries against all terrorist acts.
The Cabinet approved two memoranda of understanding (MoU) for cooperation in health care and air transport with Japan and Cameroon, respectively.
It also authorized the health minister, or whomever he authorizes, to discuss a draft MoU with the Philippines for cooperation in the health sector.


KSA, Mauritania sign MoU to promote moderate values in society

Saudi Islamic Affairs Minister Sheikh Abdulatif Al-Asheikh and his Mauritanian counterpart Ahmed Ould Ahl Dawood at the Ministry of Islamic Affairs headquarters in Riyadh on Sunday. (SPA)
Updated 10 December 2018
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KSA, Mauritania sign MoU to promote moderate values in society

  • The Mauritanian minister hailed the strong bonds and historical relations between the two countries and their cooperation in many fields

JEDDAH: The Saudi Islamic Affairs Ministry on Sunday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Mauritania’s Islamic Affairs Ministry to increase cooperation in different fields and to promote the concepts of moderation in Islam.
The MoU was signed between Saudi Islamic Affairs Minister Sheikh Abdulatif Al-Asheikh and his Mauritanian counterpart Ahmed Ould Ahl Dawood at the Ministry of Islamic Affairs headquarters in Riyadh.
The MoU included nine main articles. It envisages cooperation in introducing Islam and its position on contemporary issues, serving the Holy Qur’an and the Sunnah, and cooperation in mosque affairs, their construction and maintenance.
In addition to that, the two sides will work under this MoU to adopt and propose programs to explain and promote concepts of moderation in Islam and assist the progress and advancement of Muslim nation in various fields.
The two sides will also share information, coordinate their efforts during international events, and cooperate in preparing studies and conducting research related to protecting, reviving and spreading Islamic heritage.
The MoU also stated that the two sides shall encourage the exchange of visits at various levels, participate in Islamic seminars and conferences held in both countries, and form a joint committee for the implementation of the MoU’s content.
The MoU concluded that the Hijri date is to be used in all correspondence between the two sides. The MoU shall enter into force on the date of its signature between the two sides and it shall be implemented within five years and will be automatically renewed for the similar duration unless one side informs the other that they wish to amend or terminate it.
Al-Asheikh said: “This memorandum of understanding comes under the guidance of King Salman and Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz in the framework of the distinguished historical relations between the two countries, especially in serving Islam and Muslims.”
He referred to what has been achieved through Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s recent visit to Mauritania, which was the first visit of a senior Saudi official to Mauritania in four decades to strengthen relations between the two countries to unprecedented levels.
Al-Asheikh pointed out that the MoU will promote joint cooperation in various fields.
The Mauritanian minister hailed the strong bonds and historical relations between the two countries and their cooperation in many fields.
He also praised the articles of the MoU, which he described as important and historical.