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.