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Saudi Cabinet praises Riyadh IHF recommendations 

The Saudi Council of Ministers praised the work of the third Riyadh International Humanitarian Forum.


It also praised the Forum’s recommendations to strengthen collective efforts in areas aimed at developing innovative, sustainable, and effective humanitarian response solutions.


This came during the Council’s session at Irqah Palace in Riyadh, chaired by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz.


At the start of the session, he was briefed on the content of the message that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received from the Costa Rican President, related to bilateral relations between the two friendly countries and ways to support them in various fields.


The Council authorized the Minister of Culture to negotiate cultural cooperation with the Kuwaiti side.


It also authorized the Ministers of Environment, Water, and Agriculture to negotiate cooperation in the field of live animal wealth with the Djiboutian side, agricultural cooperation with the Thai side, and seawater desalination cooperation with the Japanese side.


The Council approved the road sector strategy, which will help to improve the safety and quality of the Kingdom’s road network.


The strategy will increase the percentage of local content in the sector, as well as empowering and qualifying national cadres and competencies.


The Kingdom’s accession to the Near East Plant Protection Organization, as well as the transformation of the Program for Strengthening Partnership with the Private Sector (Sharik) into the “Center for the Program for Strengthening Partnership with the Private Sector (Sharik)” and the center’s organizational arrangements, were approved by the Council of Ministers.


It also approved a memorandum of understanding with South Africa for communications and information technology cooperation, another with the Saudi Communications, Space, and Technology Commission and the Brazilian Communications Agency, and an agreement with Morocco for air transport services.


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