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Cabinet reiterates Saudi Arabia’s denunciation of deadly terrorist attack in northeast Nigeria

December 01, 2020



Saudi Gazette report

NEOM — Saudi Arabia’s Cabinet on Tuesday reiterated the Kingdom’s denunciation of the terrorist attack in northeastern Nigeria, leaving scores dead and injured.

In a virtual session chaired by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, the Cabinet expressed condolences and consolation to the families of the victims and to the Nigerian government and people, wishing the injured a speedy recovery.

The Cabinet reaffirmed the Kingdom’s support for Nigeria against such heinous acts that target the lives of the innocents and destabilize security and stability.

At the outset of the meeting, the Cabinet praised the support extended by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman to all state agencies for providing high-level of services to citizens and residents and achieving the goals of Vision 2030, hailing in this regard the Kingdom's pioneering achievement in the first edition of the Arab Government Excellence Award.

The Cabinet was briefed on the developments of the coronavirus pandemic locally and internationally.

In a statement to Saudi Press Agency (SPA) following the meeting, Acting Minister of Media Majid Al-Qasabi said that the Cabinet reviewed the latest developments regionally and internationally, reaffirming the Kingdom's keenness on achieving security and development for Yemen and called for the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement to promote peace and stability and to reach a comprehensive political solution.

The Cabinet addressed the Digital Cooperation Organization announced by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, and Pakistan, which aims at enhancing capabilities among member states to transform and adapt to the global economy, in addition to developing the joint digital economy to a trillion dollars over five years.

Dr. Al-Qasabi pointed out that the Cabinet reviewed the efforts exerted by the state to uproot corruption, as a trans-border crime, indicating, in this context, the agreement signed by the Oversight and Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha) and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime to carry out Riyadh Initiative, aiming at consolidating international cooperation among law-enforcing agencies relating to fighting corruption.

He said the Cabinet pointed to the Kingdom’s support for the initiative through donating $10m, in addition to the support extended to all pertinent international organizations, including the Interpol, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), Combating Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Commission and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).


December 01, 2020
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