Under the chairmanship of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who is also the Prime Minister, the Cabinet held a virtual meeting today.
At the outset of the meeting, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques briefed the Cabinet on the phone call he held with US President Donald Trump, in which they affirmed the historical and strategic relations between the two friendly countries, as well as their keenness on continuing joint efforts to enhance the security and stability of the region.
The Cabinet followed-up the developments of Coronavirus pandemic, the efforts taken at local and international levels to control Coronavirus pandemic, the cases reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the medical services provided for the people infected with Coronavirus, and the efforts exerted by the concerned authorities to maintain the health of the citizens and expatriates. The Cabinet also reviewed the outcome of the active screening and tests in all regions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which contributed to a low rate of deaths compared to the global rate.
The Cabinet praised the strenuous efforts exerted by Government services to combat the Coronavirus pandemic, stressing that citizens and expatriates should abide by the precautionary and preventive measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
In a statement to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Acting Minister of Media Dr. Majed bin Abdullah Al-Gasabi said that the Cabinet affirmed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s endeavor to support the stability of global oil markets, pointing out the announcement in which the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia expressed commitment to the recent OPEC Plus agreement on the cut of crude oil production, as well as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's initiative to reduce crude oil production for June by an extra voluntary amount of one million barrels per day, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's endeavor to reduce its production in May in consent with its customers.
The Cabinet said that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's initiatives aim at urging the countries participating in the OPEC Plus agreement and other producing countries to adhere to the cut rates and to provide more reduction in production in order to contribute to restoring the desired balance of the global oil markets.