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Saudi Govt Briefed on Outcomes of Crown Prince’s Visits to Greece, France

Saudi Govt Briefed on Outcomes of Crown Prince’s Visits to Greece, France

Wednesday, 3 August, 2022 - 05:15
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chairs the cabinet meeting in Jeddah. (SPA)

The Saudi government was briefed on Tuesday on the outcomes of the visits paid by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, to Greece and France last week.


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


Crown Prince Mohammed’s talks with Greek and French leaders underscored the strength of relations with Saudi Arabia and reflected the joint desire to bolster them in various fields.


They agreed to continue coordination and consultations on issues of common interest in service of their peoples and to achieve regional security and stability.


The cabinet highlighted the signing of agreements between Saudi Arabia and Greece and stressed the importance of deepening and developing the strategic partnership with France.


King Salman also briefed the ministers on the separate messages he received from the presidents of Tunisia and the Central African Republic.


In a statement to the Saudi Press Agency, Minister of State, Cabinet's Member for Shura Council Affairs and Acting Minister of Media, Dr. Essam bin Saad bin Saeed said the cabinet reiterated the Kingdom’s remarks at the Group of 77 + China meeting where it expressed its commitment to international work and cooperation to combat climate change.


It said it was dedicated to effectively achieving international climate goals through its major initiatives, most notably the Green Saudi Arabia, Green Middle East and Circular Carbon Economy.


The cabinet stressed its commitment to improving the level of services to citizens and improving their quality, maximizing efficient use of resources and assets in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.


It commended the economic and structural reforms implemented in line with the Vision, noting that they have helped achieve sustainable and comprehensive economic growth.


It pointed to the increase in Saudi Arabia's GDP by 11.8% during the second quarter of 2022 compared to the same period of the previous year 2021.


It also pointed to International Monetary Fund figures that the Kingdom’s economy registered the highest growth rate in the world, reaching 6.7% in 2022.


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