The Council of Ministers focuses on local development initiatives and preparing for the future
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The Council of Ministers focuses on local development initiatives and preparing for the future

Saudi Gazette Report JEDDAH — Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman chaired the Cabinet session held in Jeddah on Tuesday. During the session, the Cabinet reviewed the results of recent discussions and meetings between the Kingdom and various countries and organizations. The focus was on strengthening ties of friendship, bilateral and multilateral cooperation in all sectors, especially in international security and stability, and promoting the principles of development, progress and cultural enrichment. The Cabinet also monitored regional and international developments, reaffirming the Kingdom’s position expressed in its participation in the meetings of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). This includes emphasizing efforts to achieve an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and its surroundings, striving for a just and lasting peace, and supporting the Palestinian people in achieving their legitimate rights to establish an internationally recognized independent state. Following the Cabinet session, Media Minister Salman Al-Dossary told the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) that the Cabinet addressed local issues, focusing on ongoing programs and initiatives aimed at current development and future preparation. This includes improving infrastructure, improving the quality of services for citizens and residents, developing promising sectors, developing telecommunications technologies, attracting investments, and supporting domestic industries. The Cabinet also praised efforts to increase the involvement of Saudi youth in development initiatives, strengthening the labor market to accommodate more domestic workers, and reducing the unemployment rate, moving closer to the Saudi Vision 2030 target of 7 percent. The Cabinet also reviewed the agenda items, some of which were jointly examined with the Shoura Council, and was briefed on the conclusions of the Economic and Development Council, the Political and Security Council, the General Cabinet Committee, and the Cabinet Office of Experts.