KSA condemns new Israeli settlement plan
The Council of Ministers, chaired by Crown Prince Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, has denounced the Israeli plan to construct 1,400 new housing units in the West Bank and said it would destroy the entire peace process.
“Any (Middle East) peace process should lead to a comprehensive and just settlement enabling the Palestinian people to establish an independent state with Jerusalem as its capital,” said the Cabinet.
Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal briefed the meeting on his visit to Pakistan and talks with its leaders that reflected the close historical ties between the two countries, their cooperation in many areas, and continuing coordination on regional and international issues.
The Cabinet reviewed the results of the “Friends of Syria” conference in Paris, renewing its call for the international community to help the Syrian people achieve self-determination, fight against repression, and end the current tyrannical regime through the implementation of a genuine political transition process.
The Cabinet welcomed the announcement by Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, the emir of Kuwait, to host the second international conference for donors on Wednesday to help alleviate the suffering of Syrians, especially those displaced from their homes.
Culture and Information Minister Abdul Aziz Khoja said the Cabinet nullified the license of the Optical Communications Company for operating a public and fixed communications network.
The Cabinet appointed Abdullah bin Saleh Al-Abdullatif president of the Supreme Commission for the settlement of labor disputes. It reshuffled the board of directors of Tadawul for three years. The new members are Abdul Rahman Al-Mofadi from the Finance Ministry; Fahd bin Ahmad Abu Humaid from the Commerce and Industry Ministry; Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman Al-Holaisi from the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA); Abdul Rahman Al-Yahya, Ahmad Al-Khateeb, Yasser Al-Ramyan and Ali Al-Quwaiz from licensed brokerage companies; and Khaled Al-Rabeeah and Sami Baroom representing listed companies.
The Cabinet also reshuffled the board of directors of the Saudi Credit and Savings Bank for three years with Hamad bin Suleiman Al-Bazee, deputy minister of finance, as its chairman.
It also appointed Nassir bin Mohammed Al-Abdullah, undersecretary at Riyadh governorate; Dhirar bin Yaqoub Al-Qaseer, Mohammed bin Mohsen Al-Awlaqee, ministers plenipotentiary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Fahd bin Isa Al-Muneef director general of administrative and financial affairs at the Ministry of Finance; Saud bin Abdul Aziz Al-Rashid assistant undersecretary at the Ministry of Civil Service; and Mashhour bin Mohsen Al-Manaee assistant undersecretary at the Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques.