Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Chairs Cabinet’s Session

Riyadh, The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chaired the Cabinet's session at Al-Yamamah palace in Riyadh on Tuesday afternoon.

At the outset of the session, the King briefed the Cabinet on the contents of his telephone contacts with President Donald Trump of the United States of America and their discussion of distinguished relations and ways of developing them in the light of the strategic partnership between the two countries, and President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih of the Republic of Maldives and President Joko Widodo of the Republic of Indonesia.

The Cabinet confirmed the contents of the speech of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques when he graced the reception ceremony held by the citizens of Madinah and his launching of a number of projects in the region and his confirmation of the State's keenness, since its foundation, on the service of Makkah and Madinah and pilgrims, Umrah performers and visitors, which is the approach of the State and its people.

The Cabinet also extended its thanks and appreciation to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for inaugurating Haramain High Speed Rail, and announcing the start of its trips within his directives to exploit all possibilities to serve pilgrims according to the Kingdom's Vision 2030, including the provision of basic transport services through major projects that facilitate the convenience and comfort of pilgrims and all passengers.

The Cabinet also commended the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques' directive for granting $ 200 million to the Central Bank of Yemen in support of its financial position to contribute, in addition to the previous total of $ 3 billion, to the alleviation of the economic burdens off the Yemeni people, confirming the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's continuous approach to stand with the Yemeni people and support the Yemeni government to restore Yemen's security and stability and enable it to carry out its duties for the benefit of Yemeni citizens.

His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Defense briefed the Cabinet on the results of his official visit to the State of Kuwait based on the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques' directives and in response to the invitation of Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of the State of Kuwait and its results in discussing the enhancement of the two countries' ties and interests in all fields as well as in affirming their historical relationships under the leaderships of the two countries.

Source: Saudi Press Agency