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The Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Prince Mohammed bin Naif 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 Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques expressed, on behalf of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, his thanks and appreciation to the leaders and heads of delegations of Arab and South American countries who participated in the 4th Summit of Arab and South American countries for their appreciation of the Kingdom's efforts in the organization and success of the summit, stressing the King's speech in opening the summit, his emphasis on the importance of relations between the two sides, the Kingdom's keenness on developing and enhancing them in all fields, his satisfaction with the consensus and convergence of view points on many international issues, his looking forward to coordinating positions towards issues at the international arena, fighting terrorism and extremism, spreading the culture of peace and dialogue, and his call for the establishment of business councils for the promotion and protection of investments to provide a regulatory and legal framework for the promotion of trade flows between the two sides.
The Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques briefed the Cabinet on the results of meetings of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques with a number of leaders of countries who participated in the Summit during which they reviewed the topics on the agenda of the summit and the efforts being exerted to strengthen the areas of coordination in matters of common interest between Arab and South American countries.
The Minister of Social Affairs and Acting Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Majed bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi said in a statement to Saudi Press Agency following the session that the Cabinet expressed its congratulations to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques on the achievements of the 4th Summit of Arab and South American countries hosted by the Kingdom of unprecedented success in its comprehensiveness and number and quality of the topics dealt with, commending the final statement issued by the summit and Riyadh Declaration which has no reservation from any country on any item of its provisions which embodies strong relations and keenness of participating countries on strengthening them in all fields.

The Cabinet underscored the importance of convening the Group of Twenty summit amid critical international economic and political circumstances that require unification of the world position to confront these issues, asserting that the Saudi delegation's participation in the summit, headed by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, reflects the prestigious status occupied by the Kingdom under the King's leadership and the effective role it is playing politically and economically at the regional and international arenas.
The Cabinet lauded the speech delivered by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques at the dinner session held in honor of the leaders and heads of delegations participating in the summit which is being held in Turkey under the title "Global Challenges: Terrorism and Refugees Crisis", referring to the King's denunciation and condemnation of the terrorist explosions that took place Paris recently, his call on the world community to redouble its efforts to eradicate terrorism and rid the world of its evils, highlighting the Kingdom's keenness to steadfastly and firmly fight this plague, particularly that it attributes its acts to Islamic justifications, his call for cooperation and collective initiative to reach real international solutions to the critical challenges facing the countries of the world through addressing the terrorism fighting or refugees problem or enhancing confidence in the world economy.
The Cabinet also reiterated the Kingdom's thanks to and appreciation for the great efforts being exerted by the government of the Republic of Turkey, led by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of the Republic of Turkey, to host the summit.
The minister said the Cabinet reiterated the denunciation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its condemnation of the terror explosions which recently hit the Lebanese and French capitals, leaving a number of victims and injuries, expressing the condolences of the Kingdom to the governments and peoples of the two countries on the dead, and wishing the injured a quick recovery, also reiterating the call of the Kingdom for more efforts to root-out this dangerous plague which targets security and stability of the entire world, without exception.
On the local arena, the Cabinet lauded the efforts being exerted by the Ministry of Interior’s National Anti-narcotics Committee to implement the national project for preventing drugs (Nebras), calling on all relevant agencies to contribute to this project and praised the efforts of all security bodies aiming to preserve the security of the country, citing the measures they are taking to control and apprehend drug trafficking and promoting gangs.

Dr. Al-Qasabi said that the Council of Ministers was briefed on the agenda of its session, some of them the Shura Council shared in studying them. The Council decided the following:
First: After reviewing a report submitted by the Ministry of the Interior on amendments of the railway network, the Council of Ministers decided that the Higher Commission for Industrial Security shall undertake supervision of the railway network and its facilities between cities in accordance with instructions issued by the Ministry of Interior, and that the Ministry shall submit a report to the King, two years later, on the results of that.
Second: The Cabinet authorized the President of Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage or his deputy to discuss with the Egyptian side a draft memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the field of archeology, museums and architectural heritage between the General Authority for Tourism and National Heritage of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Antiquities of Arab Republic of Egypt, sign it, and then submit the final version for further authentication.
Third: The Cabinet decided the re-formation of the Committee on Disputes Settlement stipulated in Article XIII of the electricity system, issued according to the Royal Decree No. M / 56) dated 20/10/1426 H. for a period of three years under the chairmanship of Dr. Mohammed bin Nasser Albajd, and the membership of Dr. Mohammed bin Hamad Al-Fahd, Dr. Fahd bin Ibrahim Al-Dowayan, Dr. Ahmed bin Saleh Al-Abdulwahhab, Dr. Ali bin Ahmed Sheikhi and Dr. Mohammed bin Hamad Almgiuly.
Fourth : The Council of Ministers authorized the President of the Council of Economic Affairs and Development, or his deputy, to discuss with the Chinese side a draft memorandum of understanding between the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Government of the People's Republic of China on promoting the joint cooperation regarding the economic belt of the Silk Road and the Maritime Silk Road for the 21st Century initiative, to best serve the interests of the Kingdom, sign the outcome, and forward the final version, to complete the legal procedures.
The Cabinet extended the membership of Eng. Abdullah bin Abdullatif Al-Seif to the Board of the General Organization for Social Insurance as a representative of subscribers.

Sixth: The Cabinet authorized the President of King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy or his deputy to discuss with the British side a draft agreement on cooperation in the field of peaceful usage for atomic energy between the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the government of the United Kingdom for Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Seventh: The Cabinet decided to transfer all the occupied and vacant 127 jobs accredited in the Special Operation Program budget at the Central Council for Accrediting the Quality of Health Facilities to the Saudi Center for Accrediting Health Facilities.
Eighth: The Cabinet approved the appointment of Dr. Rashed bin Mohammed Al-Zahrani as member of the Board of Directors of Saudi Credit and Saving bank as representative of Technical and Vocational Training Corporation.
Ninth: The Cabinet authorized the President of the National Anti-corruption Commission or his deputy to discuss with the Egyptian side a draft memorandum of understanding in the field of protection of integrity and combating of corruption in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Administrative Control Commission of Egypt.
The Cabinet was briefed on an annual report of Zakat (alms) and Income on a previous fiscal year, the outcome of the Conference of the Parties in the United Nations Agreement on Climate Change during its 20th session and the Meeting of the Parties of KYOTO protocol in its 10th session and took the necessary instructions.