Cabi­net de­mands end to Syr­ian regime’s vi­o­lence

King Sal­man wishes suc­cess to new of­fi­cials in serv­ing their home­land


serv­ing their home­land and cit­i­zens, and he ap­pre­ci­ated the of­fi­cials who have per­formed their mis­sions and re­spon­si­bil­i­ties dur­ing their terms.

The Cabi­net re­it­er­ated the King­dom’s deep con­cern over the Syr­ian regime’s con­tin­u­ing es­ca­la­tion of at­tacks on Eastern Ghouta and their im­pact on civil­ians, stress­ing that the regime must cease vi­o­lence, al­low ac­cess of hu­man­i­tar­ian and re­lief as­sis­tance, and take se­ri­ously the track of the po­lit­i­cal so­lu­tion to the Syr­ian cri­sis ac­cord­ing to agreed prin­ci­ples rep­re­sented in the Geneva Dec­la­ra­tion and UN Se­cu­rity Coun­cil Res­o­lu­tion 2254.

The Cabi­net also echoed the King­dom’s em­pha­sis at the Am­bas­sadors’ meet­ing of the Group of 77 and China in New York, USA, on the im­por­tance of se­ri­ous co­op­er­a­tion to achieve sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment goals and their ef­fec­tive­ness in UN re­forms. The King­dom has pro­vided nearly $125 mil­lion over the past three years through the UN, meet­ing its call to con­tinue sup­port­ing re­lief funds, es­pe­cially in fight­ing poverty.

The King­dom’s state­ment at the in­ter­na­tional con­fer­ence of the coun­tries of Africa’s Sa­hel re­gion, held in Brus­sels, was also re­ferred to, par­tic­u­larly its ef­forts to com­bat ex­trem­ism and ter­ror­ism. The Cabi­net cited its 100 mil­lion eu­ros’ worth of sup­port for the joint force to com­bat ter­ror­ism in the re­gion, as well as its hu­man­i­tar­ian aid for refugees through the Riyadh-based King Sal­man Hu­man­i­tar­ian Aid and Re­lief Cen­ter (KSRelief), and the de­vel­op­men­tal sup­port to these coun­tries through the Saudi Fund for De­vel­op­ment.

Also praised were the con­tents of the “Jed­dah Dec­la­ra­tion” is­sued at the fourth ses­sion of the Or­ga­ni­za­tion of Is­lamic Co­op­er­a­tion Con­fer­ence of Min­is­ters of La­bor with the par­tic­i­pa­tion of 56 Is­lamic coun­tries, and re­gional and in­ter­na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tions.

The Cabi­net re­it­er­ated the King­dom’s con­dem­na­tion of the ter­ror­ist bomb­ing of two cars in the So­mali cap­i­tal of Mo­gadishu and the at­tacks in Kabul and Farah prov­ince in Afghanistan, ex­press­ing con­do­lences to the vic­tims’ fam­i­lies and wish­ing the wounded and in­jured a speedy re­cov­ery.

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