Janadriya festival reflects King’s care for heritage


Saudi Gazette report

— The Council of Ministers on Tuesday lauded the keenness of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman to preserve and support the Kingdom’s rich culture and heritage and display them in a dignified manner so as to foster the cohesion of the people of the Kingdom.

The Cabinet, chaired by King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh, observed that the 32rd edition of the National Festival of Heritage and Culture (Janadriya festival), featuring the Annual Grand Camel Race, to be inaugurated by the King on Wednesday reflects his care for national heritage and support for all lovers of heritage.

King Salman will present the King Abdulaziz Medal of the First Class on the occasion.

The Cabinet commended the response of Yemeni parties in Aden and their commitment to the Coalition Command’s statement calling for a ceasefire to maintain normalcy.

The Cabinet reiterated that the objective is to ensure Yemen’s security and stability and preserve its sovereignty as an Arab state.

Minister of Culture and Information Awwad Al-Awwad said in a statement to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) following the session that the Cabinet praised the resolution issued by the Council of the Arab League after its foreign ministers’ meeting in Cairo under the title “Arab action to counter the US administration’s decision on Jerusalem (Al-Quds)”.

The Cabinet expressed the Kingdom’s condemnation and denunciation of terrorist bombing at the Taxation Department’s building in Ankara. It reiterated the Kingdom’s rejection of terrorist acts regardless of their forms and manifestations.

The Cabinet authorized the minister of finance or his deputy to sign a draft agreement and minutes between the Kingdom and the Swiss Federal Council on avoiding double taxation on income and capital taxes and avoiding tax evasion.