Saudi King chairs Cabinet as ministers call for balanced energy shift

(Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s king chaired a virtual cabinet meeting on Monday for the first time since being discharged from hospital this week, where the government of one of the world’s biggest oil producers called for a balanced global energy transition.

King Salman bin Abdulaziz, 86, was briefly shown on state TV watching a big screen, the first such cabinet meeting since the monarch was deposed on Sunday.

The cabinet said it was important to conduct the global energy transition in a balanced way to maintain the stability of markets and the global economy, the official SPA news agency reported.

The King was released from King Faisal Specialist Hospital after taking time to rest on doctors’ advice following a colonoscopy last week, state media previously reported.

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(Reporting by Moataz Mohamed; Editing by Edmund Blair)

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