The Saudi government stressed on Tuesday the Kingdom’s complete solidarity with Jordan in wake of the recent royal feud.
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chaired the cabinet meeting that was held virtually from Neom amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The cabinet underscored King Salman’s telephone call with Jordan’s King Abdullah II during which he extended his full support for all the measures he and his crown prince take to preserve Jordan’s security and stability.
The ministers reviewed the consultations and talks held in recent days between Saudi Arabia and several friendly nations over the latest regional and international developments and the Kingdom’s declaration of the Green Middle East Initiative.
The cabinet highlighted the official talks held between Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, last week with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi during his official visit to the Kingdom.
The leaders underlined their determination to further deepen Saudi-Iraqi cooperation in various fields, especially investment and boosting regional security and stability.
The cabinet also reiterated Saudi Arabia’s support for Egypt and Sudan and any effort that may help resolve the dispute with Addis Ababa over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. The Kingdom hoped that a fair and binding international agreement would be reached over the dispute in order to ensure the water rights of all concerned countries.
Moreover, the cabinet underscored support for all international efforts aimed at restoring peace and stability in Syria. It highlighted the Kingdom’s remarks before the Brussels donor conference in which it called for putting an end to Iran’s sectarian agenda in the war-torn country. Riyadh accused Tehran of prolonging the crisis through its criminal practices that are aimed at changing Syria’s Arab identity.
Locally, the cabinet hailed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s recent unveiling of the Shareek program that will pave the way for a new chapter in cooperation and partnership between the public and private sectors.
The ministers also reviewed the latest security and health preparations with the advent of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, which is set to begin next week.