Saudi king says govt overhaul in line with Vision 2030

The decrees also focus on upgrading the level of services provided to citizens and residents, the King said

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Saudi King Salman said on Monday that the restructuring and merger of some ministries and new appointments were in line with Vision 2030 to achieve a comprehensive development for a prosperous future.

Chairing the Council of Ministers’ session at Al-Yamama Palace, the King said the royal decrees announced on Saturday emanate from the keenness to continue the march of development pursued by the Kingdom since its unification by its founder the late King Abdulaziz.


The decrees also focus on upgrading the level of services provided to citizens and residents, the King said.

King Salman welcomed the new ministers, wishing them success in their mission.

The Cabinet expressed its thanks and appreciation to the King, stressing that the issuance of these royal decrees will help in achieving Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030.

The Cabinet reiterated the Kingdom’s condemnation of the genocide being committed by Bashar Al-Assad’s forces in Syria, which include the heinous massacre in Al-Kamounah, Idlib countryside.

The Cabinet confirmed that the honoring of the winners of the King Abdulaziz Award for Book and the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Award and Grant for Studies and Research of Arabian Peninsula History embodies the King’s attention and care for the history of the Kingdom and the Arabian Peninsula.

The Cabinet also appreciated the great care being paid by the King to the fund of martyrs, the wounded, prisoners and the missing in recognition of their sacrifices to defend their religion and the security of their homeland. It commended the efforts of the security authorities to track down and monitor the movements of terrorists and those wanted by security forces.

The Cabinet stressed that citizens and residents play an important role in helping security forces in their efforts to foil terror acts.

This article was first published by the Saudi Gazette on May 10, 2016.

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