Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques chairs the Cabinet session 3 Jeddah
The Cabinet, then discussed a number of domestic issues and, in this regard, expressed thanks to and appreciation of the competent security agencies and Saudi Customs for their following-up, monitoring and preventing drug smuggling attempts into the Kingdom and the arrest of those involved in the smuggling and their recipients, commending the coordination and integration among various agencies and the keenness to protect the homeland and its citizens from the scourge of drugs.
Eng. Abdullah bin Abdulrahman Al-Hussein said the Cabinet was briefed on the remaining agenda, among them some have been studied by the Shura Council, and reached the following conclusions:
First: The Cabinet authorized the minister of finance or his deputy to sign a draft agreement between the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the government of Gabon to evade double taxation in regard of taxes on income and prevent tax evasion, forward the final version of the agreement after being signed for the completion of the necessary legal procedure.
Second: The Cabinet approved the regulation of the Saudi Contractors Commission and authorized the minister of commerce and industry to form its first board of directors, provided that the members should be among those interested in the profession of contracting.
Third: The Cabinet authorized the minister of communications and information technology or his deputy to discuss with the Serbian side a draft memorandum on understanding on cooperation in the field of communication and information technology between the ministry of communications and information technology of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the ministry of commerce, tourism and communications of the Republic of Serbia, sign it and then forward the final signed version of the MOU for the completion of the legal procedures.