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Saudi Arabia Reiterates Support for Political Solutions in Yemen, Syria, Libya

Saudi Arabia Reiterates Support for Political Solutions in Yemen, Syria, Libya

Wednesday, 20 January, 2021 - 06:00
King Salman chairs a cabinet meeting from Neom. (SPA)

The Saudi government reiterated on Tuesday the Kingdom’s support for achieving security and stability in the region.

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chaired the cabinet session that was held virtually in Neom due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The cabinet renewed Riyadh’s support for political solutions to be reached in the crises raging in Yemen, Syria and Libya.

The ministers highlighted during their meeting the remarks of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, at the World Economic Forum last week. The Crown Prince had underscored Saudi Arabia’s efforts in bolstering development, supporting stability in the region, maintaining global energy supplies and boosting economic cooperation with various partners in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

The cabinet expressed pride in Saudi Arabia’s rapid transformations and reforms in line with the vision, including doubling non-oil revenues, empowering women in the job market, raising the competitiveness of the local work environment and establishing the Public Investment Fund.

The ministers also tackled the latest local and international developments related to the pandemic. They noted the drop in new infections and active and critical cases in the Kingdom, underlining the wide vaccination campaign aimed at achieving herd immunity.

On regional affairs, the government stressed the need to reach a fair and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict according to international agreements and the 2002 Arab peace initiative. It underscored the importance of resuming negotiations between the two sides in order to achieve peace in the region.

It also renewed the Kingdom’s condemnation of the terrorist Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen for their violation of the Stockholm Agreement and continued hostilities in the Hodeidah province, which they have transformed into a platform to launch ballistic missiles, armed drones and booby-trapped vessels.

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