RIYADH: Senior officials from different government monitoring and anti-corruption agencies called on King Salman at his palace in Riyadh on Monday.
The king stressed the need for fighting graft and the importance of the role of these government bodies in this regard.
The president of the National Anti-Corruption Commission, Dr. Khaled bin Abdulmohsen Al-Muhaisen, the chairman of the Control and Investigation Board, Dr. Abdulrahman bin Ibrahim Al-Hussain, and the chief of the General Auditing Bureau, Dr. Hossam bin Abdulmohsen Al-Anqari, attended the meeting.
While chairing the weekly Cabinet session, King Salman last week reiterated the Kingdom’s resolve to combat corruption.
Law enforcement and auditing bodies should strengthen their roles so that they can protect and preserve public funds, he added. The king thanked Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is chairman of the Anti-Corruption Committee, for his efforts and keenness.
King Salman also thanked the committee’s staff and working teams for completing the tasks assigned to them. The Cabinet also vowed to continue to fight corruption and punish those responsible.