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King Salman bin Abdulaziz chairing the Cabinet’s session on Monday, for the first time after restructuring it.

Riyadh-Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chaired the Cabinet’s session at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Monday afternoon.

This session is the first to be held after restructuring the Cabinet, adding five ministries to it, integrating one, exempting six ministers, and assigning three of them to handle new portfolios.

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques confirmed that the issuance of a number of royal orders “emanates from the Kingdom’s keenness to continue its development plans it has started since it was united by the late King Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al Saud and based on continuous development in line with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030. It also is in accordance with the requirements of this stage and the achievement of aspirations through the State agencies’ performance of their missions and authorities in the best way.”

The King welcomed the new ministers, wishing success for all princes, ministers and officials included in their new missions, while he expressed his deep appreciation to their predecessors for their exerted efforts.

On the other hand, the King briefed the Cabinet on the message sent to the Emir of Kuwait and the results of his talks with the President of Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré that tackled bilateral relations and means of developing them, noting that they both concluded a cooperation agreement on crime-fighting.

Following the session, the Minister of Culture and Information Adel Al-Turaifi told SPA that the Cabinet expressed its thanks and appreciation to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for his great keenness on the continuation of the march of development in this blessed country, stressing that the issuance of these royal orders will contribute to the achievement of the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision and the promotion of the Kingdom’s position at various international levels.

Moreover, the Cabinet renewed Saudi Arabia’s condemnation of the genocide committed by Bashar Al-Assad’s militants against civilians in Syria, including the heinous massacre perpetrated against Al-Kamounah, Idlib countryside.

It also welcomed the decision issued by the Arab League Council at the conclusion of its extraordinary meeting recently held in Cairo, and its condemnations and denunciations of the brutal practices of the Syrian regime against the defenseless civilian population in Aleppo and its countryside and citizens in all areas of Syria.