Saudi Cabinet urges Yemenis to engage in dialogue

King Salman chairs the Cabinet session at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah. (SPA)
Updated 28 August 2019

Saudi Cabinet urges Yemenis to engage in dialogue

  • Israel’s violations against Palestinian people condemned

RIYADH: The Saudi Cabinet reaffirmed on Tuesday the Kingdom’s call to the Yemeni government and all parties that broke out of the conflict in Aden to hold a meeting in Saudi Arabia. Chaired by King Salman at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah, the Cabinet discussed the contents of the joint statement issued by the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Emirati Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. It stressed both countries’ keenness to preserve the Yemeni state, its security and the interests of the people under the leadership of the legitimate president.
The Cabinet urged Yemen to engage in the Jeddah dialogue, to address the causes and repercussions of the events witnessed in some southern governorates and to reject the defamation campaigns targeting the UAE.
According to the Saudi Press Agency, Dr. Majid Al-Qassabi, minister of trade and investment and acting minister of media, said that the Cabinet condemned the Israeli occupation forces attacking worshippers in the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the first day of Eid Al-Adha.

HIGHLIGHTS

• The Cabinet congratulates all who were involved in the success of this year’s Hajj season, with 2,489,406 pilgrims performing the rituals.

• It also thanked the outstanding efforts made to provide all services, facilities and care to ensure pilgrims’ safety. 

The Cabinet rejected the Israeli violations against the Palestinian people and called on the international community to protect them from aggressive practices.
It congratulated all who were involved in the success of this year’s Hajj season, with 2,489,406 pilgrims performing the rituals. It also thanked the outstanding efforts made to provide all services, facilities and care to ensure pilgrims’ safety.
It authorized a memorandum of understanding between the Saudi Ministry of Information and the Russian Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media for cooperation in media.
It also decided that the agreement on establishing the Saudi-Indian Strategic Partnership Council should replace the agreement on establishing the Saudi-Indian Higher Coordination Council.


ThePlace: Souk Al-Majlis of Qassim

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ThePlace: Souk Al-Majlis of Qassim

The Saudi marketplace Souk Al-Majlis, or the Divan Heritage Souk, is part of the old town of Al-Maznab and lies 7 kilometers from the urban center of the city in Al-Derah district.

Al-Maznab township itself is located  in southeastern Qassim province and covers an area of about 2 square kilometers.

It contains more than 380 houses of various sizes, while the old Divan Heritage Souk and the Masque of Bahla Palace form the starting point for the district and its main center.

The souk is popular with visitors and locals and hosts summer events, auctions and folklore presentations among other similar activities.