Saudi Gazette report
RIYADH — The Council of Ministers on Monday welcomed the joint statement issued by the meeting of the international coalition countries on cooperation to fight Daesh (the so-called IS) held at the headquarters of NATO in Brussels, in which the Kingdom’s delegation was headed by Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, second deputy premier and minister of defense.
The weekly session of the Cabinet, chaired by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman at Al-Yamama Palace here, also thanked the NATO defense ministers for commending the Kingdom’s leading global role in fighting Daesh, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
It also appreciated the NATO defense ministers for acknowledging the leading role taken by the Kingdom to form an Islamic military alliance to counter terrorism, saying that this will be supportive for global efforts to fight terrorist groups, at the head of which is Daesh.
The Cabinet also welcomed the outcome of the Munich Security Conference in tackling the five-year long crisis in Syria. Some 17 countries, the UN, the EU, the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation took part in the security meetings.
At the domestic level, Al-Turaifi said the Cabinet approved the inclusion of the Ministry of Education as a member of the Supreme Committee formed to oversee the implementation of the National Strategic Plan for Traffic Safety. It also authorized the Minister of Defense or his deputy to discuss and sign a draft agreement with the government of South Korea on the protection of classified military information.
The Cabinet approved the customs cooperation agreement with the government of Egypt signed in Cairo last year. It also endorsed the self-employment program of Saudi Food and Drug Authority.
Al-Turaifi said the Cabinet authorized the president of Human Rights Commission or his deputy to discuss and sign with the International Organization for Migration a draft memorandum of understanding for technical cooperation between the two sides.
The Cabinet authorized the president of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) or his deputy to discuss and sign with the Danish side a draft memorandum of understanding for scientific and technical cooperation between KACST and the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science.