Arab News, Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018 | Jamadi Al Thani 26, 1439
Saudi Cabinet backs unified Arab approach to security
The Saudi Cabinet has welcomed the recommendations of the 35th session of the
Arab Interior Ministers Council in Algeria and its reiteration of the importance
of a unified approach to confronting security threats.
It also stressed eliminating the causes of security threats and addressing their
effects, especially the challenges associated with intellectual security and
combating extremism through social media and websites.
Chaired by King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace on Tuesday, the Cabinet reviewed the
149th session of the Council of the Arab League at the level of Arab foreign
ministers in Cairo, commending the decisions of the session on various issues
and events in the Arab arena.
The Cabinet reaffirmed the Kingdom’s condemnation of the continuing fighting,
random bombarding and human rights violations in Eastern Ghouta.
It also condemned the displacement of civilians and deterioration of the
humanitarian situation, expressing the Kingdom’s regret over the failure to
implement Security Council Resolution No. 2401, which called on all parties to
observe a cease-fire for 30 days, and the delivery of humanitarian aid to the
needy, stressing that the solution to the Syrian crisis should be political in
accordance with the principles of the Geneva Declaration 1 and the Security
Council resolution No. 2254.
The Cabinet was briefed on the outcomes of talks held by Crown Prince Mohammed
bin Salman during his visits to Egypt and the UK.
The Cabinet affirmed that the discussions by the crown prince and the delegation
on bilateral cooperation and the signing of agreements and memorandums of
understanding, embodied the deep relations between Saudi Arabia and the two
countries. It would contribute to strengthening relations and enhance security
and stability both regionally and internationally.
The Cabinet commended the joint statement issued at the conclusion of the visit
to Egypt and the talks that dealt with cooperation between the countries in the
political, security, military, cultural, educational, commercial, investment and
The Cabinet commended the launch of the Saudi-British Strategic Partnership
Council as a mechanism for dialogue to enhance the bilateral relationship,
including on the economy, defense, security, humanitarian aid, and regional and