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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Chairs Cabinet's Session
Published in Saudi Press Agency on 02 - 08 - 2022

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chaired the Cabinet's session held at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Tuesday afternoon.
At the outset of the session, the King briefed the Cabinet on the contents of the two messages he received from the President of the Republic of Tunisia and the President of the Central African Republic.
The Cabinet then dealt with the results of the visits of His Royal Highness Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister to the Hellenic Republic (Greece) and the French Republic, which came in response to the invitations extended to HRH Crown Prince, and the discussions with the leaders of these two countries which confirmed the strength of relations, the common desire to strengthen them in various fields, and the work on continuing coordination and consultation on issues of common interest in a manner that serves the interests of the peoples of the three countries and achieves security and stability in the region.
In this context, the Cabinet praised the outcomes of the two visits and the signing of agreements and memoranda of understanding between the Kingdom and Greece, and the emphasis on deepening and developing the strategic partnership with the French Republic.
In a statement to the Saudi Press Agency after the session, Minister of State, Cabinet's Member for Shura Council Affairs and Acting Minister of Media, Dr. Essam bin Saad bin Saeed, pointed out that the Cabinet reiterated the Kingdom's affirmation during (Group of 77 + China) meeting at the level of ambassadors of its commitment to international work and cooperation to combat climate change and contribute effectively to achieving international goals in this field through its qualitative initiatives, most notably (Green Saudi Arabia), (Green Middle East) and (Circular Carbon Economy).
The Cabinet affirmed the government's great interest in raising the level of services being provided for citizens and improving their quality, maximizing efficient use of resources and assets in accordance with the goals of the Kingdom's Vision 2030, including the allocation of SR 105 billion for water projects amounted to 1,355, as first package within Five-year capital portfolio for the environment, water and agriculture system.
The Cabinet commended the prominent role of the economic and structural reforms implemented within the framework of the vision that contributing to achieving sustainable and comprehensive economic growth in light of the increase in the gross domestic product (GDP) by (11.8%) during the second quarter of 2022 compared to the same period of the previous year 2021, in addition to estimates of the International Monetary Fund that the Kingdom's economy registered the highest growth rate in the world, reaching (6.7%) during the current year (2022).
The Cabinet was briefed on the topics on its agenda, including topics that the Shura Council participated in its study.
The Cabinet issued the following decisions:
First:
Approving a cooperation agreement in the field of using and replacing driving licenses between the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Albania.
Second:
Approving a memorandum of understanding in the field of political consultations between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kenya.
Third:
Approving a memorandum of understanding in the cultural field between the Ministry of Culture of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Fourth:
Authorizing the Minister of Tourism - or a deputy - to discuss with the Djiboutian side a draft memorandum of cooperation in the field of tourism between the Ministry of Tourism of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Commerce and Tourism of the Republic of Djibouti, sign it and refer the final signed copy to proceed with formal procedures.
Fifth:
Approving a memorandum of understanding between the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the government of the Sultanate of Oman in the field of food and water security.
Sixth:
The accession of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing.
Seventh:
Approving two agreements in the fields of employing workforce and domestic workers between the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Labor of the Kingdom of Thailand.
Eighth:
Authorizing the Minister of Transport and Logistic Services, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Authority of Civil Aviation - or a deputy - to discuss with the French side the technical arrangements draft in the field of civil aviation between the General Authority of Civil Aviation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of France, sign it and refer the final signed copy to proceed with formal procedures.
Ninth:
Approving the organizational arrangements of Mahd Sports Academy.
Tenth:
Establishing the Saudi Investment Promotion Authority.
Eleventh:
Establishing the Public Authority for Roads.
Twelfth:
Approving appointments to the post of (Ambassador) and two promotions to the (fifteenth) rank.
The Cabinet also reviewed a number of general topics on its agenda and took the necessary measures regarding these topics.


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