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The 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 Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques briefed the Cabinet on the telephone call received from the King of Kingdom of Bahrain, the telephone call made to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and the results of his talks with the Chairman of Presidency Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Cabinet stressed that the joint statement on announcement of the formation of the Islamic alliance to fight terrorism militarily, intellectually and in the media in coordination with the important countries in the world and international organizations, which includes a group of Islamic states that make up the majority of the Islamic world, embodies the achievement of integration, closing of ranks, unification of efforts to combat it in all its forms and manifestations and eliminate its objectives and causes, and the performance of the duty to protect the nation from the evils of all armed and terrorist groups and organizations whatever might be their doctrines and names.
The Cabinet commended the support of a number of Arab, Islamic and friendly countries, international organizations and parliaments for the formation of Islamic alliance against terrorism and every effort to combat and eliminate it.
The Cabinet expressed the Kingdom's solidarity with the Government of Federal Nigeria in confronting terrorism, and standing by its side, following the terrorist operations that took place in Nigeria recently.
The Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Adel bin Zaid Altoraifi said in a statement to Saudi Press Agency following the session that the Cabinet reviewed the latest developments in the region and the results of regional and international meetings and consultations regarding them, praising in this regard the outcomes of the second meeting of Saudi-Egyptian Coordination Council for Joint Work and Coordination between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Arab Republic of Egypt held under the co-chairmanship of Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Crown Prince, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Egypt Engineer Sherif Ismail Mohammed, and the King's directives to increase Saudi investments in Egypt and support transport movement in Suez Canal by Saudi ships to enhance and consolidate cooperation and advance the relations to serve the common interests between the two countries.
The Cabinet hailed the United Nations Security Council resolution No. 2254 on Syria, which sets up the political process to resolve the crisis on the basis of the principles of the Geneva Declaration 1 and the Conferences of Vienna 1 and 2 based on the formation of a transitional governing body with full political and security powers that can administer the country's affairs in light of the preservation of national unity of Syria and its territorial integrity and enabling this transitional governing body to develop the road map for the future of Syria.
The Cabinet denounced the Houthi militias' non-compliance after the announcement of a cease-fire during the peace talks between the Yemeni parties under the auspices of the United Nations in Geneva, and their violation of the truce by committing actions that don't serve the negotiations to find a peaceful solution to the Yemeni cause.
It also expressed the Kingdom's welcoming of signing a peace agreement in Al-Sukhairat city of the Kingdom of Morocco between various Libyan parties under the auspices of the United Nations, and the Kingdom's hope that the accord contributes to the restoration of security and stability in Libya under its national unity and territorial integrity.
On domestic affairs, the Cabinet appreciated the Royal Order on forming the first circle for Banking Disputes Committee, the Appellate Committee of Banking Disputes, and committees for settlement of financing disputes and irregularities with primary and appellate degrees.
The Cabinet was briefed on the works and results of conferences and symposiums held in the Kingdom during the past seven days.
Dr. Adel bin Zaid Altoraifi said that the Cabinet was briefed on a number of topics on its agenda including topics co-studied by the Shura Council, and the outcomes of the Cabinet's General Committee and Bureau of Experts regarding them and decided the following:
First: The Cabinet approved a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the field of tourism between the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage and Egypt's Ministry of Tourism, which was signed in Cairo on 02/05/1436H.

Second: The Cabinet authorized the Minister of Defense - or his deputy - to discuss and sign with the Tunisian side a draft agreement on cooperation in the field of defense between the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Government of the Republic of Tunisia.

Third: The Cabinet authorized the Minister of Finance - or his deputy - to sign a draft Protocol to amend the agreement concluded between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Austria to avoid double taxation with respect to taxes on income and capital and to prevent tax evasion, which was signed in Riyadh on 19/02/1437H.

Fourth: The Cabinet authorized the Minister of Water and Electricity - or his deputy - to discuss and sign with the Mauritanian side a draft memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the field of water and sanitation between the Ministry of Water and Electricity of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Water and Sanitation of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.
Fifth: The Cabinet authorized the President of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology - or his deputy - to discuss and sign with the Belarusian side a draft scientific and technical cooperation between the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Government of the Republic of Belarus.

Sixth: The Cabinet decided to gradually transfer the headquarters of the General Authority for Civil Aviation from Jeddah Governorate to Riyadh City in a period not exceeding 18 months.

Seventh: The Cabinet authorized the President of the National Anti-Corruption Commission - or his deputy - to discuss and sign with the International Anti-Corruption Academy a draft memorandum of understanding in the field of integrity protection and anti-corruption between the National Anti-Corruption Commission of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the International Anti-Corruption Academy in Austria.

Eighth: The Council approved a number of arrangements pertaining to the organizational structure of the Council of Environment.

The Cabinet also reviewed the annual report of the Electricity and Cogeneration Regulatory Authority for the fiscal year 1434/1435H