Crown Prince Salman chairs the Cabinet meeting in Riyadh on Monday. (SPA)
The Cabinet on Monday reiterated the Kingdom’s calls to the international community to provide aid and guarantee the arrival of assistance to the Muslim minority in Myanmar and help those affected to regain their humanitarian rights.
The Cabinet also called for halting crimes of displacement against them.
The meeting was presided over by Crown Prince Salman at Al-Yamama Palace in Riyadh.
Abdul Aziz Khoja, minister of culture and information, said in a statement to the Saudi Press Agency that the Cabinet commended the efforts of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in prompting the authorities in Myanmar to tackle the issues of human rights and other issues that affect the Muslim minority.
They also commended the organization’s declared readiness to contribute in the reconstruction process and provide aid to those affected in the state of Arakan.
He said the Cabinet congratulated Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah and Crown Prince Salman for the Kingdom’s winning a seat at the United Nations’ Human Rights Council for a third three-year term.
The Cabinet also expressed Saudi Arabia’s condolences to the Philippine government for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan and valued the king’s order to provide $10 million in cash as a contribution to government and international efforts to tackle the effects of the disaster.
The Cabinet welcomed the fourth News Agencies World Congress, which is being hosted in Riyadh under the auspices of custodian of the two holy mosques.