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Riyadh- Saudi Arabia confirmed that targeting the displaced Syrians from al-Foua’a and Kafrya villages is a terrible terrorist crime that contradicts with all moral and human values and principles.

Saudi Cabinet condemned the suicide bombing, which resulted in the death and injury of a large number of innocent civilians in the two villages.

Internally, the Cabinet stressed the strength and firmness of the Saudi economy as the Ministry of Finance has received strong demand from investors for the first international issuance under the Sukuk program, which confirms the role being played by the Ministry of Finance’s Public Debt Management Department in achieving the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

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.

At the outset of the session, the King briefed the Cabinet on the results of his meetings and talks with President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines, Member of Parliament from British Conservative Party and Head of Saudi-British Group in British Parliament Charlotte Leslie and President of Federation Council of Federal Assembly of Russian Federation Valentina Matviyenko.

The Cabinet expressed its gratitude and appreciation to King Salman for patronaging the closing ceremony of King Abdulaziz Festival for Camels in its new version for the year 1438 AH in the presence of King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain and representatives of the leaders of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for Arab States.

The Cabinet also expressed its gratitude for the King for inaugurating the Saudi Village for Camels, which is the first specialized village for camels, their heritage, research and trade. It added that this village embodies his interest and care of the original heritage and its value in the formation of Saudi identity and personality, commending the efforts of King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives for organizing the festival.

Following the session, Saudi Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Adel al-Turaifi explained that the Cabinet praised the outcomes of the second group of the joint determination conclave between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates within Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council, which is headed from the Saudi side by Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, for “symbolizing historical relations between the two countries, intensifying bilateral cooperation through continuing consultation and coordination in various areas and enhancing the role of the common Gulf action system.”

Dr. Turaifi also said that the Cabinet reviewed the efforts exerted by the Kingdom and Malaysia to complete necessary arrangements to launch King Salman Center for International Peace in Kuala Lumpur, which has been announced by the Kingdom and Malaysia during the visit paid by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to Malaysia recently.

On the other hand, the Cabinet congratulated Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Turkish people on the successful referendum of constitutional amendments.

The cabinet said it hoped the vote would contribute to “more development and success across the country.”

The Cabinet also addressed the meeting of foreign ministers of countries agreeing on the situation in Syria, which discussed the latest developments on the Syrian arena as well as the Syrian regime’s use of internationally prohibited weapons; including the attack by chemical weapons on civilians in Khan Sheikhoun.

The Minister of Culture and Information also said that the Cabinet expressed the Kingdom’s condemnation of the bombings that targeted the Somali capital, Mogadishu and resulted in killing and injuring a number people.

It reiterated the Kingdom’s solidarity with the Republic of Somalia, offering condolences to the families of the victims and Somalia’s government and people and wishing the injured a speedy recovery.

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