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Saudi National Cabinet Welcomes Establishment of Supreme Anti-Corruption Committee

Saudi National Cabinet Welcomes Establishment of Supreme Anti-Corruption Committee

Tuesday, 7 November, 2017 - 17:30
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques chairs Cabinet's session, SPA

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz chaired the Cabinet's session at Al-Yamamah palace in Riyadh on Tuesday afternoon.

Culture and Information Minister Dr. Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad said in a statement to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) following the session that the Cabinet appreciated the royal order of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to form a supreme committee chaired by the Crown Prince to identify violations, crimes, individuals and entities involved in public corruption cases.

The Cabinet stressed that this order emanates from the King's responsibility towards the homeland and citizens and his consideration of the risks of corruption and its bad effects on the State at political, social, economic and security levels.

The Cabinet also pointed out that this royal order will enhance the programs of sustainable national development, consolidate the reform approach being adopted by the Government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques in eradicating corruption, contribute to strengthening the control system, principles of governance, accountability and justice, and protect the rights of individuals and companies so as to drive the national development march, boost the economy and stimulate investment in a just and healthy environment for the interest of ensuring the rights of the State and the protection of public money.

The Cabinet also commended the royal order seeing the establishment of the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity to be the sole competent authority in the Kingdom for cyber security and national reference in its affairs.

Minister Awwad also said that the Cabinet renewed the Kingdom's condemnation of Houthi armed militias launching a missile from within Yemeni territories against Riyadh in futile attempt to target populated civilian areas.

The Cabinet stressed that this hostile and indiscriminate action proves the Iranian involvement in supporting Houthi armed group with qualitative capabilities in a clear and stark violation of the United Nations resolution 2216.

More so, the Cabinet labeled the attack as an act of open aggression, reaffirming the Kingdom's right to legitimate defense of its territory and people under the Article 51 of the Charter of the United Nations.

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