The Saudi Cabinet reaffirmed the Kingdom’s unwavering support for the international coalition fighting ISIS, as well as its commitment to the stability of Iraq, the expansion of its influence and sovereignty across its entire territory, the stabilization of security in Syria’s liberated areas, and the establishment of an African focus group.
The Council discussed the pivotal role that the Kingdom plays through its participatory work at the global level to contribute to international peace and security, as well as the region’s and people’s prosperity, during a video conference session held (Tuesday), which was chaired by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz.
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the leaders of Arab, Islamic, and friendly nations who wished him health and well-being, as well as his citizens’ sons and daughters, at the start of the session. Members of the Council also made heartfelt appeals to the king.
The Cabinet then expressed deep sorrow and sadness for the death of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, “may God have mercy on him,” after a life full of great deeds, great achievements, and a journey full of sincere giving for the good of the UAE, according to Dr. Majid Al-Qasabi, in charge of the Ministry of Information. The UAE, its growth, prosperity, and people’s prosperity.
The Cabinet congratulated Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on his election as President of the UAE by the Supreme Council of the Union and expressed his desire to continue working to strengthen the bonds of brotherhood between the two brotherly countries and peoples, as well as the Cooperation Council’s relations.
The Cabinet reaffirmed the Kingdom’s assertion at the international coalition against ISIS’s ministerial meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco, of its continued firm support for international efforts against this terrorist organization, as well as its keenness on Iraq’s stability, extending its influence and sovereignty over its entire territory, and stabilizing security and the economy.
The Cabinet promised to support efforts and endeavors to end the Yemeni crisis and bring peace, as well as UN efforts to consolidate the current truce and create an atmosphere for dialogue between Yemeni parties, by releasing 163 Houthi prisoners who participated in hostilities against the Kingdom’s lands and to facilitate the termination of the file of prisoners and detainees following international law.