Saudi Cabinet announces MoU with UN environment program

King Salman chairs the weekly Cabinet session in Riyadh on Tuesday. (SPA)
Updated 13 March 2019

Saudi Cabinet announces MoU with UN environment program

  • During the session, the king briefing the Cabinet on his meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri

The Council of Ministers on Tuesday announced collaboration between the Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture and the UN Environment Program to draft a strategic cooperation agreement. 

The Cabinet, chaired by King Salman, also authorized the minister to sign the Statute of the Arab Environment Facility, which was approved by the Economic and Social League of Arab States and the Council of the Arab League Council.

The Cabinet also decided to approve a memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Energy and Industry and Mineral Resources in Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for cooperation in clean energy.

The king briefing the Cabinet on his meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri. 

According to a report from the Saudi Press Agency, Minister of Information Turki Al-Shabana said that the Cabinet reviewed several reports on developments in the Arab, regional and international fields. 


Organization of Islamic Cooperation says Florida shooting does not represent tolerant values of Saudis

Updated 07 December 2019

Organization of Islamic Cooperation says Florida shooting does not represent tolerant values of Saudis

RIYADH: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expressed Saturday sorrow over the shooting in Florida that killed three and injured several others.

The shooting by a Saudi aviation student took place at the US naval base in Pensacola, Florida. The attacker was shot and killed by police.

The organization condemned the attack in a statement, and stressing that the shooter did not represent the tolerant Islamic values of the Saudi people and all Muslims who believe in “tolerance and moderation.”

The Secretary-General of the OIC, Yousef Al-Othaimeen, offered condolences to the families of the victims and expressed his wishes for a speedy recovery for the injured.