Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Prince Mohammad bin Naif bin Abdulaziz chaired the weekly Cabinet session at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on this afternoon.  The Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques briefed the Cabinet on the results of meeting of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz with King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.


The Cabinet commended the convening of the second meeting of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL: Joint Plenary Session at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland near Washington DC, in which the Kingdom's delegation, headed by the Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, discussed the strategic objectives for the next phase and how to confront the spread of Daesh (ISIL/ISIS) outside Iraq and Syria.


The Cabinet welcomed the statement issued by the 25th session of the Joint Ministerial Council of Gulf Cooperation Council for Arab States and the European Union in Brussels, and its emphasis on the importance of further strengthening their relations in light of regional challenges to serve an effective basis for regional and international stability and security.


The Cabinet renewed the Kingdom's strong condemnation and denunciation of the terrorist bomb attack in the Afghan capital, Kabul, and the armed terrorist attack in Munich, Germany, and expressed the Kingdom's condolences to Afghanistan and Germany on the victims of terrorism and its wishes of a speedy recovery for the injured. Saudi Arabia calls for concerted international efforts to combat this dangerous phenomenon, which is not approved by all heavenly religions and international norms.


The Cabinet was briefed on the launch of the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid of the report on humanitarian aid provided to the injured Yemenis, stressing that the report really embodies the leadership of the Kingdom for relief and humanitarian works in general and for Yemen and its people in particular, in line with the teachings of the tolerant Islamic religion.


The Cabinet concluded its session after discussing a number of domestic topics including approval of the agreement between Saudi Arabia and Tunisia on cooperation in the field of defense as well as the approval of a cooperation arrangement with Brazil in the field of sports.  The Cabinet also approved the accession of Saudi Arabia to the membership of The Hague Conference on Private International Law.