The Saudi government stressed on Tuesday the Kingdom’s keenness on maintaining cooperation with the international community to achieve sustainable development goals.
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosque King Salman bin Abdulaziz chaired the cabinet meeting that was held in Jeddah.
The cabinet was briefed on the letters received by King Salman from the presidents of Tajikistan and Burkina Faso. They were also briefed on the letter Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, received from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
They were also briefed on the telephone call he received from Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday.
The cabinet discussed the Kingdom’s recent participation in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for the Arab States, Arab League, and G20 meetings.
Acting Minister of Media Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi said the ministers reviewed the economic and structural reforms that were implemented as part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.
They highlighted their role in strengthening the Saudi economy and overcoming various challenges that the world has faced over the past two years. This was evident in the performance of non-oil activities and on the gross domestic product until the end of the second quarter of this year 2022, he added.
The cabinet underscored the inauguration of the port of Jazan City for Primary and Downstream Industries, which will act as a new logistical platform for the Kingdom that will help in developing industrial capabilities and increasing the penetration of Saudi exports to global markets, to achieve the vision's goals.
Al-Qasabi said the Cabinet reiterated the Kingdom’s interest in boosting the competitiveness of national human capabilities locally and globally, through maximizing values, developing basic and future skills, and developing knowledge, citing the Kingdom's progress in the Human Development Index (HDI) released by the United Nations Development Program report for 2022.