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.


Saudi foreign minister calls for ‘transparent and independent’ Beirut explosion investigation

Updated 09 August 2020

Saudi foreign minister calls for ‘transparent and independent’ Beirut explosion investigation

  • Prince Faisal bin Farhan told an emergency donors conference that Saudi Arabia stands with Lebanon
  • Minister condemns 'destructive hegemony' of Hezbollah, which has history of storing explosive materials among civilians

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia called for a transparent and independent investigation into the Beirut explosion, the Kingdom’s foreign minister said on Sunday.
Prince Faisal bin Farhan told an emergency donors conference that Saudi Arabia stands with Lebanon. He described the explosion that killed more than 150 people as “horrific.”

Prince Faisal said strong state institutions that work for the interests of the Lebanese people are vital to the reform required to guarantee Lebanon's political and economic future.
“The continued destructive hegemony of the terrorist organization Hezbollah worries us all, and we all know this organization’s history of using explosive materials and storing them among civilians in several Arab and European countries and in north and south America.”
“Lebanon is in dire need of comprehensive and urgent political and economic reform to ensure that this terrible disaster will not occur again,” he said.

He added that four planes carrying Saudi aid have arrived in Beirut.
The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has provided 290 tons of medical equipment, food supplies and housing materials.

The conference was hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron.