JEDDAH — The Cabinet, chaired by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Tuesday at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah, has stated that a government entities, upon contracting with a carrier, are obliged to verify the availability of operating cards issued by the Transport General Authority (TGA) for vehicles with a total weight of over 3,500 kilograms.
This measure is now in place instead of linking the disbursement of financial extracts for contracts for providing vehicle transport services to the document approved by the Transport General Authority (TGA) for each transport trip.
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques briefed the Cabinet on the contents of the messages he had sent to the presidents of the Republic of Zambia, the Republic of Angola, the Republic of Seychelles, and the Union of Comoros concerning relations and ways to enhance cooperation in various fields.
In a statement to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) following the Cabinet session, Minister of Media Salman Bin Yousef Al-Dosari said that the Cabinet addressed developments regarding Saudi cooperation with other countries.
This stems from the Kingdom’s keenness to undertake collective action and consolidate the multilateral approach to contribute to overcoming common challenges and to ensuring security and stability that support development and economic progress.
The Cabinet reaffirmed Saudi Arabia’s keenness on cooperation and trade integration for the prosperity of the global economy, which is evident in the pioneering efforts of G20 and the initiatives included in Vision 2030 to enhance the integration of the Saudi economy in regional and global systems.
The Cabinet also highlighted the country’s interest in developing new and promising sectors, and expanding its economic and developmental contributions, pointing to the launch of the master plan for logistics centers, which aims to strengthen the Kingdom’s link with global markets by taking advantage of its strategic location among three important continents.
The Cabinet approved the establishment of diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and each of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the Independent State of Samoa, the Republic of Nauru, the Republic of Kiribati, the Federated States of Micronesia and the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, at the level of non-resident ambassador, and authorized the minister of foreign affairs to sign the necessary draft protocols.
It approved a memorandum of understanding in the field of Islamic affairs between the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance and the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council.
The Cabinet authorized the minister of industry and mineral resources to discuss with the Indonesian side a draft memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the field of mineral resources.
It authorized the minister of investment to discuss with the Slovak side a draft memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the field of direct investment promotion between the two countries.
The Cabinet authorized the minister of commerce and governor of the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization to discuss with the Singaporean side a draft memorandum of understanding between the Saudi organization and the Singapore Standards Council.
It approved an agreement between the governments of Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka to avoid double taxation and ban income tax evasion.
It authorized the minister of communications and information technology and chairman of the Saudi Space Agency to hold talks with the Japanese side regarding a draft memorandum of understanding between Saudi Arabia and Japan for cooperation in the peaceful use of outer space.
The Cabinet authorized the minister of finance and chairman of the General Organization for Social Insurance to hold talks with the Moroccan and Jordanian sides on a draft memorandum of understanding for cooperation in social insurance between the General Organization for Social Insurance of Saudi Arabia and the Deposit and Management Fund of Morocco, and a draft memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the field of social insurance between the General Organization for Social Insurance of Saudi Arabia and the Social Security Corporation of Jordan.
It authorized the minister of commerce and chairman of the National Competitiveness Center to sign the draft United Nations Convention on the International Effects of Judicial Sales of Ships.
The Cabinet approved the Agricultural Development Fund By-law. It amended the By-law of the Saudi Institute of Internal Auditors issued by Cabinet Decision No. 84 on Rabi I 25, 1432 Hijri. — SPA