King Salman Chairs Saudi National Cabinet Session

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz chaired a national cabinet session in Riyadh on Monday, said the Saudi Press Agency SPA.

The session started with King Salman briefing the cabinet on outcomes of Asian tour.

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman had concluded a month-long Asian tour to build ties with the world’s fastest growing importers of Saudi oil and promote investment opportunities.

The monarch had visited each of Malaysia, Indonesia, Sultanate of Brunei Darussalam, Japan and China. In his tour, King Salman held official talks and meetings with leaders and senior officials of each Asian state.

King Salman also briefed cabinet members on details concerning two telephone calls received from Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and French President Francois Hollande.

In a statement made to SPA following the session, Culture and information Minister Dr. Adel bin Zaid Altoraifi said that the cabinet lauded significant progress reached between Saudi Arabia and the Asian countries during the King’s tour.

The Cabinet reviewed the visit made by King Salman to Japan and the meeting held with Emperor Akihito as historic, said Altoraifi.

More so, the session reviewed the King’s visit to China, his talks with President Xi Jinping, meeting with Premier Li Keqiang and Chairman of Standing Committee of National people’s Congress Zhang Dejiang, as greatly significant.

More so, the Cabinet reviewed the results of the visit of Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz to the United States and his meeting with US President Donald Trump and senior officials in his administration.

Achieved historic and strategic relations between the two countries were commended by cabinet members who stressed that the held discussions will contribute to deepening relations and strengthening mutual cooperation in various fields.

Deputy Crown Prince to Lead Saudi Delegation at G20 in China

Saudi Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz left for a tour across Asia on Sunday, the Kingdom’s Royal court announced. Prince Mohammed is expected to visit each of Pakistan, China, and Japan.

The prince will lead Saudi Arabia’s official delegation to the G20 11th economic summit, which will be held in China this September.

The event embodies an international forum bringing together governments and central bank governors from 20 major economies and aims at studying, reviewing, and promoting high-level discussion of policy issues pertaining to the promotion of international financial stability.

In its statement the Royal Court says that Prince Mohammed’s visit came in response to invitations received from the governments of each of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the government of the Peoples Republic of China and the government of Japan.

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz had permitted the Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense’s Asian tour.

Prince Mohammed left Jeddah this Sunday 25/11/1437 H. corresponding to 28 August 2016 on an official tour that will take him to each of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Peoples Republic of China and Japan.