Riyadh, February 12, 2019, SPA — 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 Tuesday afternoon.
At the outset of the session, the King briefed the Cabinet on the results of his talks with Prime Minister Edi Rama of the Republic of Albania, during which they discussed ways of developing and enhancing bilateral cooperation between the two countries, signing a memorandum of understanding and two agreements between the two governments of the two countries, and latest developments in the region.
The Cabinet expressed its thanks and appreciation to the King and HRH Crown Prince for their concern and care for Makkah, Madinah and holy sites. It stressed that the visit of HRH Crown Prince and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Royal Commission for Makkah and Holy Sites to the Grand Holy Mosque yesterday to be briefed on the third Saudi expansion project of the Mosque, and presiding over the Board’s second meeting embody this concern and care in order to provide best services to the guests of Allah (pilgrims, Umrah performers and visitors).
The Minister of Media Turki bin Abdullah Al-Shabanah said in a statement to Saudi Press Agency following the session that the Cabinet appreciated His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Defense’s inauguration of King Abdullah Port and his patronage of its official opening ceremony during his visit to King Abdullah Economic City in Rabigh, as the first port in the Kingdom and the region being developed, managed and operated by the private sector. The Cabinet also appreciated HRH Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Chairman of the Royal Commission for the Governorate of Al-Ula’s patronage of the inauguration ceremony of Al-Ula Vision to announce its plan aiming to turn it into a global destination for heritage, while preserving the natural and cultural heritage in the region, and his launch of Natural Reserve Sharaan in Al-Ula Governorate to restore the natural balance in the region.
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