Saudi Arabia Stresses Support to Resolve Crises in Syria, Sudan

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chairs the cabinet meeting in Jeddah. (SPA)
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chairs the cabinet meeting in Jeddah. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia Stresses Support to Resolve Crises in Syria, Sudan

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chairs the cabinet meeting in Jeddah. (SPA)
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chairs the cabinet meeting in Jeddah. (SPA)

The Saudi government underscored on Tuesday the Kingdom’s keenness on supporting all efforts aimed at reaching a political solution to the crisis in Syria.

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chaired the cabinet meeting that was held in Jeddah.

The ministers added that the political solution in Syria must preserve the country’s unity, security, stability and Arab identity.

The government welcomed the Arab League’s decision to reinstate Syria’s membership in the organization.

It also underlined the Kingdom's diplomatic and humanitarian efforts to resolve the crisis in Sudan.

It noted Riyadh’s offering of aid worth $100 million to the people of Sudan during their plight. It also kicked off a fundraising campaign to gather donations for the people, reflecting the Kingdom’s pioneering humanitarian role.

In a statement to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Minister of Media Salman Al-Dosari said that the Cabinet commended the Kingdom's success in evacuating its citizens and nationals of other countries stranded in Sudan. They were transported to the Kingdom with the highest levels of efficiency and competence.

These efforts are part of the Kingdom's exercising its duty towards its citizens everywhere, and its solidarity with all peoples of the world.

The cabinet reiterated the Kingdom's commitment, made during its participation in the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate, to work with international and regional partners to find solutions to climate issues, including developing carbon management techniques, reducing carbon and other gas emissions in the energy sector, and limiting deforestation.

The cabinet commended Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, on his announcement of the launch of four special economic zones, in Riyadh, Jazan, Ras Al-Khair and King Abdullah Economic City, with the aim of developing and diversifying the economy and improving the investment environment, making the Kingdom a leading global investment destination.

The minister said the cabinet reviewed the performance indicators of the state's general budget during the first quarter of 2023, including total revenues, expenditures and public debt. The figures reflect the robust financial position of the Kingdom, bolstered by continued economic reforms, which helps realize the goals of the Saudi Vision 2030 programs.

The cabinet praised the Kingdom for having acted with the highest level of responsibility, seriousness and innovation to confront the COVID-19 pandemic, which reflects its keenness to secure the safety of the population and to become a global model in dealing with pandemics.



Saudi Arabia Stresses Palestinian People’s Right to Establish Independent State

Group photo of the foreign ministers of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue Forum.
Group photo of the foreign ministers of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue Forum.
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Saudi Arabia Stresses Palestinian People’s Right to Establish Independent State

Group photo of the foreign ministers of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue Forum.
Group photo of the foreign ministers of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue Forum.

Saudi Arabia reiterated on Monday the need to immediately stop Israeli military operations in Gaza, emphasizing the Palestinian people’s right to establish an independent state based on the 1967 border with East Jerusalem as its capital.
Saudi Arabia also stressed the need to protect civilians in Gaza, secure the delivery of humanitarian aid, and intensify efforts to reach a just and lasting solution to the Palestinian issue.
The Kingdom’s statement came during the 19th meeting of foreign ministers of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue, which was hosted by Iran, in the presence of Eng. Waleed Al-Khuraiji, Saudi Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Al-Khuraiji stressed the importance of doubling joint efforts and deepening cooperation and coordination to face the growing conflicts and the increasing challenges of food and energy security.
He added that Israel’s actions against defenseless civilians in Gaza have left thousands of victims, including children, women and the elderly. The continuation of military operations threaten regional security and portends the expansion of the conflict, he underscored.
The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs also reiterated the Kingdom’s emphasis on the necessity of maintaining coordination between countries and developing cooperation in all fields, including technology, trade, investment, regional security, energy, culture, and others.
Al-Khuraiji expressed the Kingdom’s commitment to the importance of cooperation in facing climate change and work to develop global governance of artificial intelligence and new technologies. He pointed to the importance and effectiveness of collective efforts within multilateral frameworks in calming tensions and promoting dialogue and joint action.