(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF THE SAUDI NEWS AGENCY ASHARQ AL-AWSAT)
Saudi Arabia Underlines Harmony with UAE for Interests of their People, Region
The Saudi cabinet hailed on Tuesday the visit paid to the United Arab Emirates last week by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense.
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chaired the cabinet meeting that was held in Riyadh.
The ministers stressed that the Crown Prince’s visit underscored the harmony between Saudi Arabia and the UAE in achieving the interests of their people and bolstering development in the region.
They hailed the meeting of the Saudi-UAE coordination council, which was held in Abu Dhabi during the Saudi royal’s visit.
Crown Prince Mohammed had met during his trip with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
The Saudi cabinet also welcomed the Kingdom’s assuming of the presidency of the G20 as it prepares to host next year’s summit in November. It welcomed the launch of Saudi Arabia’s preparations to host the global event at the directives of King Salman and the follow-up of Crown Prince Mohammed.
Saudi Arabia is committed to continuing the work that kicked off during the 2019 summit in Osaka as it seeks to achieve tangible accomplishments and benefit from Saudi Arabia’s unique location between three continents.
Moreover, the cabinet welcomed Gulf rulers and royals as Riyadh prepares to host next week the 40th Gulf Cooperation Council summit.
Discussions will focus on bolstering Gulf relations in all fields and tackling political and security regional and international developments.
The cabinet then reviewed a number of regional and international developments, underlining that the Palestinian cause will remain the Kingdom’s priority until the Palestinian people achieve all of their rights, starting with the establishment of an independent state.
Riyadh rejected any measures aimed at undermining the historic and legal status of the holy city of Jerusalem and attempts to Judaize it by Israel. It called on the international community to assume its responsibilities in protecting the Palestinian people against Israeli practices.