Saudi Cabinet vows support for Sudanese people

King Salman chairs the Cabinet session in Riyadh on Tuesday. (SPA)
Updated 17 April 2019

Saudi Cabinet vows support for Sudanese people

  • Saudi Arabia calls on Yemeni people to isolate Houthis

RIYADH: The Saudi Cabinet has renewed the Kingdom’s support for the people of Sudan and the actions of the transitional military council in working to restore stability and security to the country.
In a session of the Council of Ministers, chaired by King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Tuesday, members highlighted the monarch’s directives to send aid to Sudan including medicines, corn and petroleum products.
The Cabinet also expressed its appreciation to Pakistani President Arif Alvi for his statement at the 4th International Message of Islam Conference in Islamabad which lauded the strong bond between the two countries.
And members pointed to Pakistan’s honoring of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with the global influential figure of 2018 award in appreciation of his efforts to support Islam, Muslims worldwide and global peace.
In a statement, Minister of Media Turki Al-Shabanah said that the Cabinet had discussed the convening of the first session of the Yemeni Parliament since the 2014 Houthi coup.
Council members agreed the meeting, held on Saturday in the city of Seiyun, was a step forward and showed the resolve of the Yemeni people to regain their country and unity and isolate the Iranian-backed Houthis.
The Cabinet authorized the Saudi Interior Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif to discuss a draft agreement on security cooperation with Ethiopia.
The Kingdom’s Minister of Commerce and Investment Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qassabi was given the go-ahead to start negotiations on a deal with Iraq over the mutual protection of investments.
Ministers went on to approve a memorandum of understanding for technical cooperation between the Human Rights Commission of Saudi Arabia and the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, an agency of the US State Department.
The Cabinet also noted a new passport developed by Interpol for officials on work-related missions.


Saudi Arabia appoints new FM, transport minister

Updated 28 min 37 sec ago

Saudi Arabia appoints new FM, transport minister

  • Saudi Arabia appointed Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Faisal foreign minister
  • Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser was appointed transport minister

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia appointed Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Faisal foreign minister and Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser transport minister, according to royal decrees published by Saudi Press Agency on Wednesday.

Amongst the other decrees, Saleh Mohammed Al-Othaim was appointed deputy head of the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority, whilst Abdullah bin Sharaf Al-Ghamdi was appointed head of the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority.

Tariq Abdullah Al-Sheddi was appointed head of the National Data Management Office, and Essam Abdullah Al-Waqit was appointed director of the National Information Center. 

Ibrahim Al-Assaf was relieved of his post as Saudi minister of foreign affairs, and Nabil bin Mohammed Al-Amoudi was relieved of his position as minister of transport.