King Salman Chairs Saudi Arabia’s Cabinet Virtual Session

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Prime Minister, chaired on Tuesday the Cabinet’s virtual session.

At the outset of the session, King Salman expressed profound condolence and sincere sympathy to King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of the Kingdom of Bahrain and the people of Bahrain on the death of Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, praying to Allah Almighty to bestow mercy upon his soul.

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques briefed the Cabinet on the contents of the telephone call with President Muhammadu Buhari of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, covering bilateral relations and ways of enhancing them in all fields.

The Cabinet extended sincere congratulations to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques on the occasion of the sixth anniversary of his accession to the throne, citing the development and growth achieved during his prosperous era.

The Cabinet also noted the continuation of the process of reforms and output in all fields, the work for a bright future, enhancing the Kingdom’s pioneering position in the international community, the pivotal role it is undertaking during its current presidency of the G20 and its partnership at the international level.

The Cabinet highly valued the contents of the annual speech the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques delivered at the inauguration of the first year of the 8th session of the Shura Council, citing the contents and prudent vision covering the Kingdom’s internal and external policies as well as it positions towards the current political, economic and humanitarian issues.

The royal speech also covered the Kingdom’s contribution to achieve regional and international security and peace, its efforts to help alleviate the impact of COVID-19 pandemic as well as to provide all kinds of comfort for pilgrims and Umrah performers.

The speech also set the ambitious goals of the country to reach enhancing its inclusive developmental march through economic diversity and proceed towards progress and prosperity according to the Kingdom’s Vison 2030 and decisively working to combat corruption.

The Cabinet lauded the speech of HRH the Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister, reviewing the unprecedented achievements the Kingdom reached in a short and speedy period at all levels and citing the qualitative leap that took place in new promising sectors and the progress reached as per the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

The speech highlighted the accelerating growth over the last three years, including doubling the size of the Public Investments Fund from SR560 billion to more than SR1.3 trillion as well as the vast restructuring of a number of sectors aiming to enhance the state’s non-oil revenues, the success to curb the impact of coronavirus, determination to combat terror, extremism and corruption and increasing the rates of employment.