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The Council of Ministers held its session today (Tuesday) – via video conference – headed by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, and took a number of decisions.

At the beginning of the session, the Council of Ministers was briefed on the content of the message received by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, from: President of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, as well as the overall talks and exchanged visits between officials in the Kingdom and a number of countries, aimed at consolidating areas of joint cooperation and collective action; Which contributes to further upgrading relations, and supports security and stability in the region and the world.

Subsequently, the Council addressed the International Mining Conference held in Riyadh; And what it included in the signing of agreements and memoranda of understanding, and discussions on the most important future directions of the sector, the features of the future of minerals in the sustainable development of the world, and the role of the Kingdom in developing this sector, in light of (Vision 2030) aimed at expanding the base and economic diversification, and making the mining sector a third pillar for industries It aims to increase its contribution to the GDP from 17 to 64 billion dollars by 2030.

The Minister of Information in charge, Dr. Majid Al-Qasabi, stated that the Cabinet dealt with a number of reports on the developments of events and developments in the various arenas, reiterating the Kingdom’s condemnation of the terrorist attack that targeted Abu Dhabi International Airport, and emphasizing its full standing with the sisterly United Arab Emirates against all that threatens Its security and stability, and the continuation of the Kingdom through its leadership of the coalition forces to support legitimacy in Yemen by confronting the attempts and practices of the terrorist Houthi militia, and the threat it poses to security and peace in the region and the world.

The Council promised that the Kingdom would maintain the third rank in the world among major humanitarian aid donors, and was the largest supporter of Yemen, according to the data of the United Nations Financial Tracking Platform (FTS), that it reflects the firm values ​​and principles of this country and its people in doing good and providing Aid to the needy wherever they are, and embodies its high global position in this field.

The Cabinet appreciated the efforts made to combat drug smuggling into the Kingdom and protect society from these pests, and the contribution of the Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority, in coordination with the General Directorate of Narcotics Control, to thwart two attempts to smuggle more than (8.3) million Captagon pills and to arrest its recipients.

The Council was briefed on the topics on its agenda, including topics that the Shura Council participated in its study.

The council concluded the following:

O no: Authorizing the Minister of Sports – or his representative – to discuss with the British side a draft agreement for cooperation in the field of sports between the Ministry of Sports in the Kingdom and the Ministry of State for Digitization, Culture, Media and Sports in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, to sign it, and then upload the final signed copy, to complete regular procedures.

Secondly: Authorizing the Minister of Interior – or his representative – and the Minister of Justice – or his representative – to sign the draft Arab agreement to prevent and combat human cloning, and then submit the final signed copy, to complete the legal procedures.

Third: Approval of the indicative model of a cooperation agreement for the exchange and protection of personal data and information for security purposes between the government of the Kingdom and the governments of countries in the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, and authorizing the Minister of Interior – or his representative – to negotiate with the competent authorities in the countries of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, regarding a draft cooperation agreement To exchange personal data and information for security purposes and protect it between the government of the Kingdom and the governments of the countries in the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, to sign it, and then upload the final signed copy, to complete the legal procedures.

Fourthly: Authorizing the Minister of Tourism – or his representative – to negotiate with the Seychelles side regarding a draft memorandum of understanding in the field of tourism between the Ministry of Tourism in the Kingdom and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tourism of the Republic of Seychelles, to sign it, and then submit the final signed copy, to complete the regulatory procedures.

Fifthly: Approval of a memorandum of understanding in the field of tourism between the Ministry of Tourism in the Kingdom and the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife in the Republic of Kenya.

Sixthly: Authorizing the Minister of Finance, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority – or his representative – to sign a draft agreement between the government of the Kingdom and the government of Japan on cooperation and mutual assistance in customs matters, and then submit the final signed copy, to complete the regulatory procedures.

Seventh: Approval of a memorandum of cooperation between the General Authority of Civil Aviation in the Kingdom and the General Authority of Civil Aviation in the United Arab Emirates in the field of civil aviation security.

Eighth: Amending paragraphs (1) and (3) of Article (5) of the organization of the National Center for Mental Health Promotion issued by Cabinet Resolution No. (685) dated 11/27/1440 AH, related to the center’s board of directors.

Ninth: Establishing the tenth day of February of each year as the Arabian Leopard Day, to spread awareness of preserving the Arabian Leopard from extinction, and to define the objectives of the Arab Leopard Fund.

The Cabinet also reviewed a number of general topics on its agenda, including annual reports for the alimony fund, the Supreme Judicial Council related to administrative and financial work, and the King Abdulaziz Administration, and the Council took the necessary measures regarding these issues.

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