The Saudi government reiterated on Tuesday the Kingdom’s call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chaired the cabinet meeting that was held in Riyadh.
The government also called holding to account those responsible for the “violations and brutal, inhumane acts committed by the Israeli occupying forces against unarmed civilians, healthcare facilities, and relief teams.”
The cabinet was briefed on the recent talks held by Saudi officials with representatives of a number of countries, as well as the message Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, received from the president of Kenya.
The cabinet commended the positive outcome of the SAUDI-CARICOM Summit, acknowledging its significance to bolstering relations between these countries at both multilateral and bilateral levels, boosting cooperation in various fields and strengthening efforts to combat climate change, preserve the environment, and support sustainable clean energy initiatives.
The cabinet highlighted that the summits hosted by the Kingdom so far this year are testimony to its esteemed status and global recognition. They reflect Saudi commitment to enhancing relationships with other nations and international blocs, as well as its crucial role in promoting security, stability and prosperity in the region, and the world as a whole.
The cabinet deemed the re-election of Saudi Arabia as a member of UNESCO's Executive Council for the 2023-2027 term a recognition of its efforts in international cooperation and of its endeavors to attain its strategic goals and play a vital role in joint action.
The cabinet reviewed the most significant developments in the national economy and the drop in inflation for the fifth consecutive month, which reflects the robustness of the economy and the effectiveness of actions aimed at addressing the global increase of inflation.
It also applauded the new discoveries of natural gas in the Eastern Region and the Empty Quarter by the Saudi Aramco, which will contribute to boosting the reserves of resources and bolster Saudi Arabia's leading status in the international energy sector.