The Council of Ministers has affirmed the Kingdom’s keenness to provide best services and facilities to pilgrims.
The Cabinet, chaired by Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Prince Mohammed bin Naif at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Monday, was briefed on the preparedness of the government and the private sectors for the current Haj season.
Prince Mohammed stressed that the Kingdom would not spare efforts in serving pilgrims. He called on the pilgrims to devote their time to perform Haj rituals and to keep away from actions that contradict the teachings of Islam and harm the feelings of fellow pilgrims.
Majed Al-Qassabi, minister of social affairs and acting minister of culture and information, said the Cabinet reviewed a number of reports on developments in the region and around the world.
The Cabinet welcomed the statement issued by the joint GCC-US working group in the fight against terrorism.
The Cabinet also reflected on the final decision by the extraordinary meeting of the Arab League which was designated for developments in Libya. That meeting stressed the need for respecting Libya’s integrity, sovereignty and political independence.
The Cabinet also supported Arab League’s decision to fight against violence in Libya and its support against terrorism and massacres committed by the Daesh terrorist group in Sirte.
The Cabinet reviewed a report on the efforts made by the Ministry of Health and other concerned departments in the fight against coronavirus in Riyadh. In this context, the health minister presented a report explaining various measures taken to curb the virus.
The Cabinet later passed a series of decisions, including the appointment of Mohammed bin Abdul Malik Al-Asheikh, Ahmad bin Aqeel Al-Khatib and Abdul Rahman Al-Zamil as members of the General Organization for Military Industries for three years.
In addition, they approved the decision that fiber-optic cables, rain drainage channels, generators, water tanks and their extensions be part of the public facilities.
The Cabinet also approved the reformation of the Tax Appeals Commission to be composed of five members for four years.