General / The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques presides over the cabinet session, the Saudi Press Agency

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Riyadh, Rajab 02, 1444 AH, corresponding to January 24, 2023 AD, SPA
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud – may God protect him – presided over the session held by the Council of Ministers today, at Irqah Palace in Riyadh.
At the beginning of the session, the Council of Ministers reviewed the content of the two messages that the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and His Royal Highness the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, may God preserve them, received from His Excellency the President of the Republic of The Gambia, and His Excellency the President of the Transitional Period, the President of the Republic of Chad.
After that, the Council reviewed the entirety of the state’s work on the political and economic levels during the past days. Especially aimed at strengthening international cooperation in various fields, and finding more innovative and joint solutions to meet global challenges.
In this regard, the Cabinet noted the Kingdom’s participation in the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum held in the Swiss city of Davos, highlighting the progress made within the framework of (Vision 2030) to reach a prosperous and diversified economy that is open to opportunities for joint cooperation with the world, and its active contributions and initiatives. international organizations in supporting the stability and growth of the global economy, preserving the environment and limiting climate change.
In his statement to the Saudi Press Agency after the session, His Excellency the Minister of State, Member of the Council of Ministers for Shura Council Affairs and Acting Minister of Information, Dr. Essam bin Saad bin Saeed, stated, in his statement to the Saudi Press Agency after the session, that the Council praised the outcomes of the thirteenth meeting of the Saudi-Swiss Joint Economic Committee held in Zurich, and the signing of memoranda of understanding. To expand the scope of cooperation between the two countries and take advantage of the available opportunities in various fields.
The Cabinet followed up on developments on the regional and international arenas, reaffirming in this context the Kingdom’s position calling for spreading the values ​​of dialogue, tolerance and coexistence, and rejecting the causes of hatred and extremism.
The Council reviewed the topics on its agenda, including topics that the Shura Council participated in studying. It also reviewed the conclusions 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.
The council concluded the following:
First:
Authorizing His Highness the Minister of Foreign Affairs – or his representative – to discuss with the Costa Rican side a draft general agreement for cooperation between the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the government of the Republic of Costa Rica, sign it, and then submit the final signed copy, to complete the formal procedures.
Second:
Authorizing His Highness the Minister of Culture – or his representative – to discuss with the Nigerian side a draft memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the cultural field between the Ministry of Culture in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Handicrafts in the Republic of Niger, sign it, and then upload the final signed copy, to complete regular procedures.
Third:
Approval of an agreement on labor cooperation for employment between the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Fourthly:
Approval of the Kingdom’s updated schedule of commitments for trade in services within the framework of the World Trade Organization, and authorizing His Excellency the Minister of Commerce, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Authority for Foreign Trade – or his representative – to submit the updated schedule of commitments of the Kingdom for trade in services within the framework of the World Trade Organization, according to the procedures followed by the organization world Trade.
Fifth:
Approval of the amendments adopted by the International Maritime Organization Assembly to the International Maritime Organization Convention concluded in Geneva in 1948 AD.
Sixthly:
Approval of the Kingdom’s accession to the memorandum of agreement of the Regional Safety Oversight Organization for the Middle East and North Africa.
Seventh:
Authorizing His Excellency the Minister of Education, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation – or his representative – to discuss with the Austrian side a draft memorandum of understanding in the field of technical and vocational training between the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Federal Ministry of Labor and Economy in the Republic of Austria, and to sign And then upload the final signed copy to complete the legal procedures.
Eighth:
Suspension of the automated system for inventorying housing ownership.
Ninth:
Extending the implementation of clauses (Second) and (Third) of Cabinet Resolution No. (515) dated 14/8/1441 AH – regarding exempting small establishments with a total number of workers of nine workers or less, including the owner, from paying the financial compensation for a period of three years – for a period One year from the expiry date of the period referred to.
The Cabinet also reviewed a number of general topics on its agenda, including annual reports of the Ministry of Information, the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (the water regulator), the Radio and Television Corporation, the National Center for E-Learning, the General Authority of Civil Aviation, and the Communications and Information Technology Authority (formerly). ), and the Capital Market Authority, and the Board has taken the necessary measures regarding these issues.
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