No power can thwart Vision 2030: Crown Prince
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has said that many people want to see Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 fail.
“I want to make it clear that no power in the world can defeat Vision 2030,” he said.
According to the lesson website, in an interview with the American magazine Atlantic, he said that “those who try to thwart Vision 2030 can reduce its speed by as much as five percent at most, they cannot do more than that”.
“We do not want to be like Dubai or the United States, but our country has its own identity, our own economic and cultural foundations on which we want to develop,” he said.
The Crown Prince has said that “we do not want to duplicate our plans elsewhere, but we want to give something new to the world in our plans.”
“Our plans have the color of Saudi Arabia and they are unique. Take Har Al-Ala project for example, this place is only in Saudi Arabia, its example is nowhere in the world.
Prince Salman said that look at the Dariya project in this way, it is the largest cultural project in the world which is unique in its nature. Similarly, if you look at the historical area of Jeddah, this is also a unique project of its kind, which is dominated by the color of Hijaz.(Techs Chats is bring Article for you)
“The same is true of the Neum project, which is a unique project of its kind and has no precedent in the world.”
“I would like to emphasize that all the projects in Saudi Arabia are unique in their nature and not a copy of any other project,” he said.
“We have the money in the Saudi investment fund and the government has its own budget. We are using our resources to the best of our ability and giving unique projects to the world.”
The Crown Prince has said that “not a single project in Saudi Arabia has been canceled or acted upon. There is no precedent.”
Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman’s interview to the Atlantic:
The Atlantic: I’ve been here since 2019. Each time, Saudi Arabia has found itself more diverse, more developed than ever before. 2030 is approaching, and it’s a little bit like Dubai, even like the United States. Do you think Saudi Arabia will become less Saudi and more like other countries in the world?
Crown Prince: We are not trying to be like Dubai or the United States. We are evolving based on what we have, using our economic assets and the manpower of the Saudi people. Trying to (Technology)
We want to add something new to this world. Many of our projects are unique to Saudi Arabia. For example, if you look at Al-Ala, it is only Saudi. There is no other model like this. For example, if you look at the Dariya project, which is one of the largest cultural projects in the world, it is quite unique.
This is a Najdi themed cultural heritage project. If you look at the ancient city of Jeddah, for example, and the buildings that surround it, this is the Hijazi tradition. Which is unique. This is Saudi Arabia. And if you look at The Line, the main city of Newem, for example, it’s unique. This is the creation of Saudi Arabia. This is not a copy of anyone. It is flourishing and creating something that has never happened before. And if you look, for example, ancient Riyadh, which is one of the largest projects in the world of entertainment, culture, sports, has an area of 300 square kilometers, which is larger than many small countries. And here the great theme parks, culture and sports, real estate, and all of them are interconnected in a way that has never been done before in Orlando or anywhere in the world, for example. So we’re not coping, we’re trying to innovate. We are trying to utilize the capital of the Public Investment Fund, the capital that is in our government budget, in a way that is based on our culture or Saudi innovation which is fundamental.
The Atlantic: But, Crown Prince: Just give an example! Whose copy is this plan? No one’s
The Atlantic: Can you modernize Saudi Arabia to the point where Saudi Arabia’s Islamic character is weakened?
Every country in the world is founded on an ideology or belief, for example, the United States is based on that ideology and belief: democracy, freedom, free economy, and so on. And the people are united on that basis. But are all democracies good? Are they all working well? Absolutely not.
Our country is based on the ideas and beliefs that are based on Islam, our tribal culture, Arab culture, and the unique features of Saudi culture. This is our soul. If we get rid of them, our country may fall apart.
The question before us is how can we put Saudi Arabia on the right path of development and innovation, not on the wrong path? The United States faces the same question: How do we put democracy, the free market, and freedom on the right track? Because it can go the wrong way. We are not denying our beliefs, because that is our soul. The two holy shrines are in Saudi Arabia and no one can remove them. We are forever responsible for the Holy Shrines and we need to do our part for the sake of our country, for the sake of the Saudi people, for the sake of our religion, and for the sake of our belief in peace and coexistence. of the.(Techs Chats)
The Atlantic: But I think you would also agree that the way moderate Islam is being promoted at the moment is very different from what we saw in a conversation with someone like you in 1983. Was
Crown Prince: I will not use the term “moderate Islam” because it can appease extremists and terrorists.
The Atlantic: They think it’s disrespectful.
Crown Prince: It is good news for them that we are using this term. If we say ‘moderate Islam’, it shows that Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries are changing Islam, which is not true.
We are returning to the original teachings of Islam, as lived by the Prophet of Islam and the Rightly Guided Caliphs, who were open and peaceful societies. He was ruled by Christians and Jews. They taught us to respect all cultures and religions. The teachings of the Prophet of Islam and the four caliphs are complete. We are going back to our roots, which is the real thing. What happened is that extremists hijacked and changed our religion for their own interests.
They want to show people Islam through their eyes. And the problem is that no one is arguing with them, and no one is seriously fighting against them. Thus, they had the opportunity to spread all these extremist ideologies, which led to the emergence of extremist terrorist groups in the Sunni and Shia days.
The Atlantic: Members of the religious establishment here say the extremism was the result of the Brotherhood’s influence in the 1960s and 1970s. But it is also clear that it was influenced by Saudi Arabia. Saudi conservatism is a fact.
The Atlantic: Wahhabism
The Atlantic: If you say we’re getting rid of the Brotherhood, that’s one thing. But how do you overcome the Saudi part of extremism?
Crown Prince: The Muslim Brotherhood has played a major role in creating all this extremism. This was the moment when others were led to extremism. When you talk to them, they shudder