King to tour northern region next week

Monarch to layout roadmap for domestic, foreign policies in Shoura address Monday

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King Salman

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH
— Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman will pay a visit to the northern regions and make an annual address to the Shoura Council next week.

The King will meet citizens and launch development projects in northern areas including Waad Al-Shamal industrial city to inaugurate a number of mining and industrial projects, Saudi Press Agency reported on Tuesday.

The King last week visited Qassim and Hail provinces, north of the capital Riyadh, and was accompanied by Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense.

King Salman inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for more than 600 development projects worth SR16.5 billion in Qassim.

In Hail, the King announced development projects worth more than SR7 billion.

The Council of Ministers on Tuesday emphasized that the recent visit of King Salman to Al-Qassim and Hail regions reflects his keenness and support for the Kingdom’s progress and development.

The weekly session of the Cabinet, chaired by the King in Riyadh, lauded the Monarch’s directives to provide the best possible services to citizens in all regions of the Kingdom.

Minister of Media Awwad Al-Awwad said in a statement to Saudi Press Agency (SPA) following the session that the Cabinet appreciated the King’s visit to Al-Qassim and Hail and attending citizens’ receptions as well as his inauguration and launching of several development projects.

King Salman’s address to the Shoura Council on Monday will encompass domestic and foreign policy.

In his address to the third year of the Council’s 7th session, the King will also speak about the Kingdom’s plans for sustainable development in various fields.

Shoura members said the King’s address will touch on the current comprehensive reforms.


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