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He appreciated the efficiency of the air defense system in confronting and thwarting the threats made by the Houthi militia.

Cabinet: Transforming the CDC into a “Public Health Authority”

The Council of Ministers held its session today – via video call – headed by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Prime Minister, may God protect him.

At the beginning of the session, the members of the Council of Ministers congratulated the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques – may God support him – for the success of the surgery that was performed for His Royal Highness the Crown Prince, and with what God – may His Majesty – grant him health and wellness.

Then the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques – may God protect him – briefed the Council on the content of the phone call with His Excellency President Joseph Biden, President of the United States of America, and the emphasis on the depth of the relationship that binds the two countries, and the importance of strengthening the partnership between them in a way that serves their interests and achieves security and stability in the region and the world .

In his statement to the Saudi Press Agency, Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi, the Minister of Information, stated that the Council of Ministers counted the Kingdom’s progress for the second year in a row in the report on “Women’s Activities in Business and Law 2021” issued by the World Bank Group, and classifies them among the leading countries in the Middle East. And North Africa, as the fruit of the generous patronage of the wise leadership – may God protect it – and the contribution of the (Kingdom 2030) vision programs in supporting the implementation of legislative reforms in laws and regulations aimed at enhancing the role of women in economic development, and raising the Kingdom’s competitiveness regionally and globally.

The Council of Ministers followed the latest developments in the Corona pandemic at the local and international levels, statistics and indicators related to the virus, with the continued fluctuation in the curve of cases in the Kingdom, as well as a set of reports on new vaccination centers in various regions, and the continuous evaluation of preventive measures, and emphasis on citizens and residents of the necessity Continue to adhere to the precautionary measures and abide by the instructions issued by the concerned authorities in this regard.

His Excellency indicated that the Council valued the efficiency of the air defense system in confronting and thwarting the threats made by the Iranian-backed Houthi terrorist militia and its violations of international laws and customary rules by launching ballistic missiles and drones (booby traps) at civilians and civilian objects in the Kingdom in a deliberate and systematic manner, again condemning the Kingdom And its denunciation of the continuation of those hostilities and terrorist acts.

The Council of Ministers reviewed the topics on its agenda, including topics that the Shura Council participated in studying, as well as the findings of the Council of Economic and Development Affairs, the Council of Political and Security Affairs, the General Committee of the Council of Ministers, and the Council of Experts in the Council of Ministers in this regard.

The council concluded the following:

Firstly:

To authorize His Excellency the Minister of Islamic Affairs, Advocacy and Guidance – or his representative – to negotiate with the Croatian side regarding a draft memorandum of understanding in the field of Islamic affairs between the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Advocacy and Guidance in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Sheikhdom in the Republic of Croatia, and to sign it, and then upload the final signed copy , To complete the statutory procedures.

Secondly :

Approval of a draft memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the radio and television field between the Radio and Television Corporation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the (KBS) World Korean network, and authorizing His Excellency the Minister of Information, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Radio and Television Corporation – or his representative – to negotiate with the Korean side on the issue. The matter of the draft memorandum of understanding, and its signature, in light of the attached formula, within the framework of the Saudi-Korean joint committee.

Third:

Approval of the agreement between the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Nations Educational, Energy and Science Organization (UNESCO) regarding the establishment of the Regional Center for Quality and Excellence in Public Education as one of the second category centers under the auspices of UNESCO.

Fourthly:

Transforming the National Center for Disease Prevention and Control into a public authority in the name of the Public Health Authority, and approving the organizational arrangements for it.

Fifthly:

Amending the organization of the Saudi Organization for Industrial Estates and Technology Zones, issued by Cabinet Resolution No. (235) dated 27/8/1422 AH, as stated in the decision.

Sixthly :

Approval of the final accounts of the Saudi Export Development Authority and the General Corporation for Railways for the past two fiscal years.

Seventh:

Add a representative from the Ministry of Education and a representative from the Ministry of Health to the Committee to Combat Trafficking in Persons at the Human Rights Commission.

Eighth:

Approval of two promotions and appointment to ranks (fifteenth) and (fourteenth), as follows:

Engineer / Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman bin Abdullah Al-Huwaish is promoted to the position of (Supervisor of Governmental Farms) at the (fifteenth) rank at the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture.

Hamad bin Suleiman bin Hamad Al-Sulayem was appointed to the position of Director General of the Office of the Minister of State (fifteenth) at the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers.

Brahim bin Misbah bin Ammar Al-Jazaery is promoted to the position of Director General of the Main Office for Youth Welfare (14th) rank at the Ministry of Sports.

The Council of Ministers also reviewed a number of general topics on its agenda, including two annual reports of the Saudi Red Crescent Authority and the Financial Market Authority, and the Council has taken the necessary measures regarding these issues.

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