Saudi Council of Ministers says it backs Cyprus in territorial dispute

Saudi King Salman chairs a Council of Ministers session. (File photo: SPA)

Saudi Arabia’s Council of Ministers expressed on Tuesday the Kingdom’s full support for Cyprus’ sovereignty over its territories, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

Cyprus is currently in a dispute with Turkey after Ankara continued to pursue oil and gas drilling in territory which is recognized as Cypriot.

After the meeting, which was chaired by King Salman bin Abdulaziz, the minister of media said that the Kingdom is following the recent developments in the Middle East with great interest, adding that the council expressed its concerns for security and stability in the region, SPA rpeorted.

Turki al-Shabhanah also renewed the Kingdom’s call for all parties to abide by the UN Security Council’s resolutions to resolve any dispute, in order to maintain international peace and security and stability.

The meeting was held to discuss the “Women, Business, and the Law” report that was issued by the World Bank, and the Kingdom’s classification as the economy that made the biggest progress globally toward gender equality since 2017, SPA said.

The council noted that the improvements made were the result of recent reforms in the laws and regulations made in Saudi Arabia under Vision 2030, the long-term plan to improve and diversify the country’s economy.

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