Muhammad bin Salman, the crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, spoke at the international economic forum in Riyadh, which brought together about 3,500 representatives of 88 countries of the world, and announced it intends to end the ultra-conservative regime and return the country to «moderate Islam, open world and all other religions.»
About it writes on Tuesday, October 24, the British tabloid The Daily Mail.
Note that the Prince Muhammad bin Salman, son of king Salman, the most powerful man in Saudi Arabia and likely contender for the throne.
«We don’t devote the next thirty years of our life destructive ideas, and finish them today. And very soon we will put an end to extremism,» – leads edition of the words 32-year-old heir.
This statement is a direct attack on the leadership of the Kingdom. Note that the Аrab publishing News, writing on the forum, no mention of the keynote speech of the Prince, focusing on economic projects, which were also discussed.
However, Muhammad, who received this post on 21 June of the current year, is not limited to words – he has already started to carry out appropriate reforms abolishing, in particular, the ban on driving for women.
In Saudi Arabia under his leadership, concerts and national holidays, men and women dancing in the streets to electronic music, and recently there was held the festival of pop culture Comic-Con.
This type of event was recently banned, and the authorities intend to open in the country’s cinemas and to diversify the economy, reducing its dependence on oil sales, referred to in this article.
On this forum it was announced that the Saudi authorities intend to allocate $ 500 billion for the creation of economic and industrial zones NEOM area of 26.500 square kilometres, to strengthen ties with Jordan and Egypt.