Wednesday, 18 October 2017 10:07 GMT
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Saudi- Top body to oversee prisoner transfer

(MENAFN - Arab News) The council of ministers chaired by crown prince salman deputy premier and minister of defense set up a special committee at the interior ministry on monday to supervise the transfer of convicted prisoners.

culture and information minister abdul aziz khoja said the committee would include representatives from the ministry of foreign affairs ministry of interior and the bureau of investigation and prosecution.

the committee will take measures to enforce the obligations contained in bilateral and multilateral treaties and agreements on the transfer of persons sentenced to freedom deprivation punishments.

“it will receive and study requests for the transfer convicted prisoners and take action” khoja said. it will also coordinate with agencies inside and outside the kingdom with regards prisoner transfer.

the cabinet meeting also urged the international community to take effective steps to deliver relief supplies among injured and displaced syrian people. it said the syrian regime was challenging the global will.

the cabinet reiterated that the national campaign for the support of syrians is the only authorized agency to deliver aid. “the campaign continues to receive donations in cash and kind and implement its activities and programs.”

the cabinet welcomed the reconciliation agreement between the palestinian liberation organization and hamas adding that the accord was based on the makkah agreement.

“we hope this will be an important step toward strengthening the palestinian national unity” he said.

the cabinet congratulated custodian of the two holy mosques king abdullah on the ninth anniversary of his assumption of power.

the cabinet stressed that the developmental projects that have been implemented across the kingdom during the part nine years reflect the king’s care and concern for his people and his desire to boost the kingdom’s prosperity.

the cabinet approved the restructuring of labor courts and the labor ministry’s branch offices and labor offices. the meeting authorized the defense minister to hold talks with the romanian side to sign a draft agreement for defense cooperation. it authorized the signing of agreements with gambia and comoros for cooperation.

the cabinet approved the amended unified agreement for the investment of arab capital in the arab states. it appointed six new members on to the public education assessment commission for 3 years.

they are dr. fahd bin suleiman al-shaya dr. ibrahim bin mubarak al-dossari; dr. mohammed bin shahat al-khatib; dr. ahmed saeed al-afandi; dr. iqbal bint zine al-abidine drandri and abdullah bin abdul rahman al-obeikan.

the cabinet appointed mohammed bin ibrahim al-sadhan civil engineering consultant at royal saudi naval forces; abdul rahman bin sulaiman al-gharir director general of financial affairs at medical services of the armed forces; abdullah bin hajaj al-mutairi minister plenipotentiary at the foreign ministry; mohammed bin abdul aziz al-bawardi and abdul aziz bin abdul rahman al-suhaibani regular experts at bureau of experts of the cabinet.


Saudi- Top body to oversee prisoner transfer