Cabinet Session praises the Kingdom’s contribution to the fight against Daesh; commends the Coalition’s rejection of the OHCHR report on Yemen; welcomes the IMF’s encouragement; and approves an MoU with the UK on science and education

Richard Cowley News and Events

In a Cabinet Session on 4th September 2018, chaired by The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, ministers reviewed international developments and lauded the Kingdom’s contribution of $100 million to the Global Coalition Against Daesh. The contribution will support the Coalition’s efforts to revitalise local societies in northeast Syria that have been liberated from the terrorist organisation. It will focus on restoring livelihoods and basic services, and facilitating the return of displaced Syrians, to ensure that Daesh and other terrorist organisations cannot return to the area.

Cabinet members were also briefed on the statement issued by the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen regarding the report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, dated 28th August 2018. The Cabinet commended the Coalition’s rejection of the report and its dismissal of most of the conclusions and allegations within it.

The Cabinet also expressed the gratitude of Saudi Arabia for the International Monetary Fund’s welcoming of the Kingdom’s efforts to promote medium-term public finance framework initiatives, to develop financial and economic risk management, to increase public finance transparency, and to develop public and aggregate finance analysis.

Finally, the Cabinet approved a memorandum of understanding between the Ministries of Education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom for scientific and educational cooperation.