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Saudis vow to protect safety of citizens, residents
Cabinet reiterated the Kingdom’s call for denouncing the cowardly terrorist attacks carried out by the Iran-backed Al Houthi militia
Saudi Arabia will take all necessary measures to preserve its territories and the safety of its citizens and residents in accordance with international laws, the Saudi Cabinet said on Tuesday, while referring to the message by the Kingdom’s permanent delegation to the UN Security Council.
In a virtual session chaired by King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, the Cabinet reiterated the Kingdom’s call for denouncing the cowardly terrorist attacks carried out by the Iran-backed Al Houthi militia targeting Abha International Airport and its hostile actions aimed to undermine peace in Yemen.
At the outset of the meeting, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques briefed the Cabinet on the message he sent to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi. The message stressed the depth of historic relations binding the two countries and emphasized the Kingdom’s keenness on enhancing strategic cooperation at various levels in addition to consolidating joint work and coordination on various regional and international issues.
In a statement to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Acting Minister of Media Dr. Majid Al Qasabi pointed out that the Cabinet renewed the Kingdom’s support for peaceful efforts to establish security and stability in the Middle East and the Eastern Mediterranean.
The Cabinet also pointed to the Kingdom’s affirmation before “Philia Forum — Building Friendship, Peace and Prosperity from the Mediterranean to the Gulf” on the importance of intensifying consultations and coordination to safeguard peace and security in international sea lanes, in a manner that guarantees freedom of trade and navigation, respects the principles of sovereignty and good neighbourliness among states, and condemns any external interference in the internal affairs of states, including threatening international peace and security and global economic stability.
The Cabinet strongly condemned “the cowardly terrorist attacks that targeted Irbil International Airport, and fully stands with Iraq in all its measures to preserve its security and support its efforts in fighting terrorist organisations that seek to undermine its stability and sovereignty.”