Saudi: ‘Euphrates Shield’ important step to defeat ISIS

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chaired the Cabinet's session at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh

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King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chaired the Cabinet's session at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Monday afternoon.

The Cabinet commended the directive to King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid to coordinate with the Command of Coalition Forces, the Yemeni government and the institutions of the United Nations to facilitate and transfer the wounded of the Great Hall incident in Sanaa, who need treatment outside Yemen.

The Cabinet welcomed the joint statement of the quadrilateral meeting in London to discuss the situation in Yemen. It expressed its support for the efforts of the UN Special Envoy to Yemen and for the road map to be submitted to the two sides on security and political steps needed to reach a political solution to the conflict.

The Cabinet discussed Saudi's participation in the international meeting on the Syrian crisis, which was held in Switzerland’s city of Lausanne along with a number of international parties.

It also welcomed the liberating of the Syrian town of Dabiq from ISIS, praising the FSA supported by Turkish troops and what they achieved in operation “Euphrates Shield,” in defeating the extremist organization.

The Cabinet welcomed the statement issued following a meeting of the Syrian National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces, held in Riyadh to discuss the continuation by the Syrian regime and its allies to disrupt the political process and their pursuance of a scorched earth policy in all parts of Syria, especially in Aleppo.

The Cabinet also confirmed the kingdom’s support for the Asia Cooperation Dialogue Vision 2030, which was held in the Thai capital, Bangkok. It also confirmed the Kingdom’s readiness to actively participate in most of the proposals to develop the vision and put them into practice.

(Additional editing by Al Arabiya English)

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