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Saudi Govt Reviews Regional, Int’l Developments

Saudi Govt Reviews Regional, Int’l Developments

Tuesday, 30 August, 2022 - 16:30
King Salman chairs the cabinet meeting in Jeddah. (SPA)

The Saudi government reviewed on Tuesday the latest regional and international developments.

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chaired the meeting that was held at the al-Salam Palace in Jeddah.

The ministers reviewed the Saudi Foreign Ministry’s policy work in recent days.

They were briefed on the message received by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, from the president of Sri Lanka.

The message tackled bilateral relations between their countries and ways of bolstering them on various levels.

The cabinet tackled the state’s efforts in serving the visitors of the two holy mosques and its efforts in completing mega projects in the holy city of Makkah and Madinah to facilitate holy pilgrimages.

The ministers hailed in this regard Crown Prince Mohammed’s launch of the infrastructure works and unveiling of the master plan for the Rua Al Madinah Project in the area east of the Prophet’s Mosque.

The project is being developed and implemented by Rua Al Madinah Holding Company, a Public Investment Fund (PIF) company that specializes in development, operation, and real estate investment in Madinah.

A part of PIF’s efforts to develop and enable promising sectors, the project is in line with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030.

The Rua Al Madinah Project will raise the capacity to facilitate hosting 30 million Umrah pilgrims by 2030.

The project will be implemented to the highest international standards in an indication of the continuous support from the Kingdom’s leadership to Madinah to consolidate its position as a modern Islamic and cultural destination.

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