Saudi Arabia stresses need to unite against interference of Iranian regime

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Saudi Arabia stressed, on Tuesday, the need to unite efforts and positions to confront the Iranian regime and its agents from interfering in the affairs of the Arab countries.

The kingdom also condemned the Iranian interference in the Moroccan affairs, through Hezbollah, for training the Polisario group in order to destabilize security and stability in Morocco, reported Asharq Al-Awsat. The statement stressed the kingdom’s support of the Kingdom of Morocco in all that guarantees its security and stability, including its decision to sever relations with Iran.

Saudi King Salman briefed the Council on the contents of the phone call with the King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, and reaffirmed that the Saudi government and its people’s stand with Morocco against all threats to its security, stability and territorial integrity.

Minister of State, Cabinet member and acting Minister of Culture and Information, Dr. Issam Saeed, said that the Cabinet reviewed a number of reports on local affairs, including the preparations and services provided by various government and private sectors. These services will operate during the month of Ramadan, to provide all the facilities and best services to pilgrims, visitors and worshipers in the two Holy Mosques in Makkah and Madinah.

The Council of Ministers commended the launch of the Quality of Life 2020 program, one of the programs to achieve the Saudi Vision 2030, with a total expenditure of SAR 130 billion. The initiative reflects the vision of the Government of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, to enhance investment opportunities, diversifying economic activity, creating jobs, and improving the status of Saudi cities in the ranking of the world's best cities.

Dr. Essam Saeed added that the Council of Ministers welcomed the Dhaka Declaration issued by the Forty-fifth Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation held in the capital of Bangladesh under the title “Islamic values for sustainable peace, solidarity and development”.

During the meeting, the Council condemned the suicide attack on the headquarters of the Supreme National Electoral Commission in the Libyan capital of Tripoli and offered condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and the people of Libya stressing the kingdom's steadfast stance against terrorism and extremism.

Saudi Arabia also condemned the armed attack on the Minister of the Interior of Pakistan, wishing him speedy recovery, reiterating the Kingdom's support for the measures to protect the country's security and stability.

The Council approved the national strategy for the environment and to allocate a week to the environment each year. The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture will set up, implement it, and invite government agencies, the private sector and environment associations to participate in its activities during the first week of the spring annually.

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