Saudi Cabinet reviews new anti-corruption initiative, pandemic progress

Saudi Cabinet meeting Dec. 03, 2019. (SPA)

JEDDAH (RAHNUMA):The Saudi government reviewed a number of regional and global issues and developments in its weekly session on Tuesday.

The meeting, which was chaired by King Salman virtually from Neom, touched on the Kingdom’s contribution to find solutions and address the crises in the region and the world at large, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The Cabinet also noted the status the Kingdom enjoys globally, after a recent report ranked the country first in the world in the response of government as well as of entrepreneurs to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cabinet also considered the ‘Riyadh Initiative,’ which is aimed at establishing a Global Network of Operations to exchange information among anti-corruption agencies around the world.

The ministers were briefed on the outcome of the first meeting of the Saudi Kuwaiti Coordination Council, including the arrangement reached and the memorandums of understanding signed, which were aimed at boosting relations between the two countries.

On the topic of the pandemic, the Cabinet reiterated the importance of remaining committed to following the precautionary and preventive measures to reduce the spread of the virus.

The Kingdom reported 17 more COVID-19 deaths and 1,261 new cases on Tuesday, which pushes up the total number of cases to 459,968 since the start of the pandemic.

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