The Cabinet, chaired by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on Tuesday afternoon at Al-Salam Palace, applauded Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s announcement regarding the National Aspirations and Priorities for Research, Development, and Innovation (RDI) for the next two decades.
These aspirations and priorities are: Health and Wellness; Sustainable Environment and Supply of Essential Needs; Energy and Industrial Leadership; and Economies of the Future, and will enhance the Kingdom’s global competitiveness and leadership, in line with the directions of Saudi Vision 2030, and strengthen the Kingdom's position as the largest economy in the region.
The Cabinet also appreciated the efforts of workers and volunteers in all governmental and private sectors, who contributed to the success of this year’s Hajj season, as this is an extension of Allah’s blessings on this holy country for serving the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque and providing comfort and safety for their visitors through a system of advanced services with the latest technologies and the highest quality standards.
At the outset of the session, the Cabinet was briefed on the content of the recent talks that took place between Saudi Arabia and a number of countries, including letters received by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques from the leaders of the Sultanate of Oman, the Kingdom of Bahrain, the State of Qatar and the Republic of Tajikistan, as well as the phone call received by the Crown Prince from the Russian president.
The Cabinet touched upon the content of the meeting between Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the US president, who paid an official visit to Saudi Arabia, in addition to the discussions that took place between the Crown Prince and the US president, during which they reviewed aspects of the strategic partnership between the two countries for the coming decades, with the aim of enhancing their common vision towards a more peaceful, secure, prosperous, and stable Middle East.
The Cabinet within the same context addressed the 18 agreements and memoranda of cooperation concluded during the visit of the US president to Saudi Arabia, covering the fields of energy, investment, communications, space and health. It also dealt with the meeting of the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council and the United States of America, which included an affirmation of the common determination to enhance cooperation, coordination and consultation among their countries in all fields.