Cabinet approves creation of logistics agency under transport ministry


The Council of Ministers on Tuesday approved the creation of a logistics agency within the organizational structure of the Ministry of Transport among a number of other key decisions during its regular session.

At the outset of the virtual meeting chaired by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, the Cabinet reviewed a number of issues and developments at the regional and international arenas.

The Cabinet also took note of Saudi Arabia’s participation in a number of international meetings, conferences and forums during the past days to enhance the prospects for international cooperation in various fields.

The Cabinet considered the launching of the ‘Riyadh Initiative’, approved by the UN General Assembly at its first special session, which aimed at establishing a Global Network of Operations to exchange information among anti-corruption agencies around the world as a continuation of the pioneering role the Kingdom has played and the efforts it has exerted during assuming its G20 presidency to enhance international cooperation for combating corruption.

In a statement to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Acting Minister of Media Majid Al-Qasabi stated that the Cabinet took note of the prestigious profile and high status the Kingdom enjoys among the world countries as it made great strides at the world’s advanced rankings reflected by international indicators and reports.

The Cabinet also noted that Saudi Arabia has ranked first worldwide in the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and the entrepreneurs’ response to the pandemic, and seventh in the entrepreneurial progress worldwide.

Al-Qasabi added that the remarkable achievements reflect Saudi Arabia’s determination to move forward in line with the Kingdom Vision 2030 programs, to enhance the country’s competitiveness to the top-most level.

The Cabinet was briefed on the outcomes of the first meeting of the Saudi-Kuwaiti Coordination Council including the arrangement reached and the numerous memorandums of understanding signed to further develop and diversify the relations between the two countries.

The acting minister of media stated that the Cabinet was briefed on the latest developments of coronavirus pandemic locally and internationally, and have seen the prominent relevant statistics and indexes of the disease, reiterating the importance of following the precautionary and preventive measures to reduce the spread of the virus and preserve the health of individuals of the community.

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