Saudi Arabia confirms Support for Sudan Peace Deal

Saudi Arabia confirms Support for Sudan Peace Deal

The Saudi cabinet reiterated on Tuesday the Kingdom’s support for the peace deal signed between Sudan and five armed factions.

King Salman bin Abdulaziz chaired the virtual government meeting from Neom.

The cabinet added that the peace pact was a “significant step forward in achieving the aspirations of the fraternal Sudanese people and their just hopes for peace, development and prosperity.”

The ministers also reviewed the latest local and international developments related to the novel coronavirus pandemic. They covered the measures adopted to ensure the return of all public sector employees in Saudi Arabia to their offices after the lockdown imposed by the outbreak.

Acting Media Minister Dr. Majid al-Qasabi told the Saudi Press Agency that the ministers congratulated students and teachers on the beginning of the new school year. Learning will be temporarily carried out remotely due to the pandemic. He stressed the importance of family members in ensuring that students take their learning seriously while at home.

The ministers also addressed Saudi Aramco’s discovery of two oil and gas fields in the al-Jof and northern border regions. They hailed the Energy Ministry and Aramco for their efforts in drilling and production in this field.

The government also reviewed the latest regional and international developments; reiterating the Kingdom’s condemnation of the Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen; for deliberately launching armed drones and ballistic missiles at Saudi civilian targets.