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Saudi Govt Hails UN Efforts in Reaching Yemen Truce

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Saudi Govt Hails UN Efforts in Reaching Yemen Truce

Wednesday, 6 April, 2022 - 04:45
King Salman chairs a cabinet meeting in Jeddah on Tuesday. (SPA)

The Saudi government hailed on Tuesday the United Nations and its envoy on reaching a truce in Yemen.


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


The ministers remarked that the two-month truce, which was announced on Friday and went into effect on Saturday, is in line with Saudi Arabia's initiative to end the crisis in Yemen and humanitarian suffering of its people.


They hoped that the ceasefire would lead to a political settlement at the intra-Yemeni consultations underway in Riyadh under the sponsorship of the Gulf Cooperation Council.


On the advent of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, King Salman thanked God for bestowing on the Kingdom the honor of serving the Hajj and Umrah pilgrims. He also expressed his gratitude to God for Saudi Arabia's major success in containing the coronavirus pandemic.


The Kingdom has lifted COVID-related restrictions, allowing authorities to reopen the Holy Mosques to full capacity to the pilgrims.


The government also lauded efforts aimed at curbing the activity of terrorist groups and their enablers. It praised the presidency of State Security, which in coordination with the US Treasury Department - Office of Foreign Assets Control, for classifying last week 25 individuals and entities involved in facilitating the financial activities of the terrorist Houthis militias with the support of the Quds Force of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The targeted individuals were working as an international network aimed at destabilizing Yemen.


The cabinet was briefed on the outcomes of the 48th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. The meeting emphasized achieving a common vision of peace, security, development and human rights, based on the commitment to the global principles of justice, territorial integrity and non-interference in the internal affairs of countries, and coordinating and unifying efforts to collectively address the challenges faced by the Islamic nation.


The cabinet praised the success of the Global Entrepreneurship Congress hosted by the Kingdom It highlighted the announcement of a number of investment agreements and initiatives worth SR51.8 billion, with the aim of supporting entrepreneurship in various fields, and boosting the Kingdom's position as an attractive environment for entrepreneurs, innovators and creatives from around the world.


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