| 25 June 2024, Tuesday |

Saudi Arabia urges solidarity to address illegal migration

The Saudi government reiterated on Tuesday the Kingdom’s support to United Nations efforts in tackling security challenges and their impact on development.

It underlined statements made by Riyadh at the International Conference on Development and Migration, which was held in Rome, when it called on the international community to play its role in tackling these issues.

Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, chaired the cabinet meeting that was held in Jeddah.

The government renewed Saudi Arabia’s strong condemnation of the repeated desecration of Islamic sanctities in Sweden and Denmark.

Such acts are flagrant violations of all laws and norms and contradict international efforts aimed at spreading values of tolerance and moderation and shunning extremism, it added.

The cabinet was briefed on the talks Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Prince Mohammed bin Salman held with several world leaders in recent days.

The talks underscore the Kingdom’s keenness on bolstering communication and consultations with countries across the globe.

The cabinet hailed the outcomes of the 18th Consultative Meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the GCC-Central Asia Summit that were chaired and hosted by Saudi Arabia.

The cabinet hoped that the outcomes of the GCC-Central Asia Summit would boost joint Gulf work and consolidate relations between the peoples and countries of the two regions to strengthen regional and international security and stability and support collective efforts in confronting international challenges.

The cabinet reviewed Saudi Arabia’s participation at the UN High-Level Political Forum 2023, which highlighted the Kingdom’s progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in line with Vision 2030. The Kingdom underlined its progress in health care, diversification of its economy, and achievements and projects aimed at building a prosperous and sustainable future.

The cabinet hailed the Kingdom’s contribution to international efforts in fighting the effects of climate change and reducing emissions by diversifying the energy mix used and promoting the use of clean technologies.

  • Asharq Al-Awsat