Saudi Govt Follows up on Latest Developments Related to Jeddah Talks on Sudan

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chairs the cabinet meeting that was held in Jeddah. (SPA)
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chairs the cabinet meeting that was held in Jeddah. (SPA)
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Saudi Govt Follows up on Latest Developments Related to Jeddah Talks on Sudan

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

The Saudi government reviewed on Tuesday the latest regional and international developments, notably the situation in Sudan and the Jeddah talks on a ceasefire there.

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

The ministers discuss the ceasefire agreement that was reached at the Jeddah talks and arrangements to deliver humanitarian aid.

They highlighted the Kingdom’s efforts to support political solutions in Sudan and bridge the divide between the warring parties.

The ministers were briefed on the messages King Salman and Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, received from the president of the Comoros.

Media Minister Salman Al-Dosari said the government hailed the outcomes of the fifth round of the Saudi-Iraqi coordination council that was held in Jeddah. The meeting witnessed the signing of Memoranda of Understanding in several fields.

Riyadh and Baghdad stressed their determination to deepen their cooperation to achieve joint interests and bolster the security and stability of the region to speed up growth.

The ministers underscored Saudi Arabia’s participation in the 76th session of the World Health Assembly in Geneva where it highlighted its efforts to reduce threats to global public health, help with pandemic preparedness and response, and come up with programs that promote the sustainability of human health.

It also praised the Kingdom's accelerated pace toward addressing climate change and supporting green and sustainable solutions through a package of initiatives that should contribute to reducing carbon emissions, including the construction of the world's largest green hydrogen production plant in NEOM.

The ministers underlined the government's keenness to develop and diversify the Kingdom's economy and improve the investment environment.

In this regard, the cabinet hailed the outcome of the Riyadh-hosted Saudi Special Economic Zones Investment Forum. At the event, agreements were signed, and licenses were granted to businesses seeking to work in these zones.



Saudi Arabia Expresses Concern over Military Escalation in Yemen after Israeli Airstrikes

The flag of Saudi Arabia (Asharq Al-Awsat)
The flag of Saudi Arabia (Asharq Al-Awsat)
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Saudi Arabia Expresses Concern over Military Escalation in Yemen after Israeli Airstrikes

The flag of Saudi Arabia (Asharq Al-Awsat)
The flag of Saudi Arabia (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Saudi Arabia expressed its deep concern on Sunday over the latest military escalation in Yemen after the Israeli attacks in the Houthi-controlled Yemeni port of Hodeidah.
The statement stressed that these developments "exacerbate the current tension in the region”.
In a statement on X platform, the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs said: “The Ministry is following with great concern the military escalation in Yemen following the Israeli attacks that targeted Hodeidah province on Saturday, July 20, 2024,” emphasizing that “these developments aggravate the current tension in the region and undermine ongoing efforts to end the war in Gaza”.
The ministry also called on all parties to exercise maximum restraint and to distance the region and its people from the dangers of war. It also called on the international community and active influential parties to fulfill their responsibilities to end conflicts in the region.
Moreover, the ministry affirmed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's continued efforts to end the war on Gaza and affirmed its continuous support for peace efforts in Yemen to spare its people more suffering and achieve security and peace in the region.
On Sunday, Brigadier General Turki Al-Maliki, the spokesman for the Saudi Ministry of Defense, affirmed that Saudi Arabia has no relation to or participation in the targeting of the Yemeni city of Hodeidah. 
He emphasized in a statement posted on the ministry's X platform account that Saudi Arabia will not allow its airspace to be violated from any direction.