JEDDAH: The first Ramadan session of the Cabinet was held on Tuesday evening at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah.
King Salman chaired the meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in attendance.
The king briefed the Cabinet about his telephone conversation with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
The Cabinet condemned what it called the “ugly” aggression of the Israeli occupation forces against unarmed Palestinians.
The king reiterated Saudi Arabia’s firm position on the Palestinian cause, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The Cabinet also welcomed the decision made by the Council of the Arab League at its extraordinary session at the foreign ministers’ level held in Cairo and the final communique issued by the seventh Extraordinary Islamic Summit Conference of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, both on the issue of Palestine.
The Cabinet highlighted the contents of the king’s Ramadan speech in which he wished security, stability and peace to Islamic nations and the entire world.
Later, the crown prince made a telephone call to French President Emmanuel Macron.
The two leaders reviewed bilateral relations and discussed ways to enhance cooperation in various fields. They also discussed the latest regional and international developments.