The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chaired the Cabinet’s session held at Al-Yamamah Palace on Tuesday.
At the outset of the session, the King briefed the Cabinet on the contents of the telephone call with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, the results of discussions with Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe and the contents of the message received from King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
The Cabinet expressed sincere condolences to Sultan Haitham bin Tariq bin Taimur of Oman, the Omani royal family, the brotherly Omani people, and the Islamic and Arab nations on the death of Sultan Qaboos bin Said, asking Allah Almighty to bestow mercy upon the soul of the deceased.
The Cabinet also congratulated Sultan Haitham bin Tariq bin Taimur on assuming the reins of power, wishing him all the best in continuing the march to the Sultanate’s prosperity and development.
The Minister of Media, Turki bin Abdullah Al-Shabanah, pointed out in a statement to the Saudi Press Agency after the session, that the Cabinet reviewed works of the 44th Session of the Muslim World League (MWL) Supreme Council held at the Holy Grand Mosque, with broad participation of leaders from 82 countries. The Supreme Council cited efforts of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and HRH Crown Prince, their keenness on joint Islamic action initiatives, and their support for peace and harmony efforts around the world. The Supreme Council also announced establishing the “MWL Islamic Fiqh Council Award” and the “Makkah Document Award”. The Supreme Council 44th Session reviewed the Kingdom’s care and attention to issues of the Islamic nation and its keenness on unifying it. The Supreme Council praised sincere efforts of Islamic countries that are keen to adhere to what the Sharia established in meanings of fraternity and warning against division.
The Cabinet welcomed the opening of 12th Session of the International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) 2020 currently being held for the first time in the Kingdom under the patronage of HRH Crown Prince, and was opened on his behalf by the Minister of Energy in the presence of a number of senior officials and heads and leaders of the energy industry from various countries of the world. The Cabinet stressed that the Conference, being hosted by Saudi Aramco, comes in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, as this industry reflects ongoing efforts in the Kingdom to make the global energy vision a reality.