By : Marwa Mahmoud
From the moment Prince Muhammad bin Salman was appointed as a crown prince, on July 21, 2017, by a royal decision from King Salman bin Abdulaziz, he did not hesitate to facilitate life for serving his people, and to breakdown social and political decisions.
In addition to reforms at the internal and external levels, with directions From the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, but do you know what are the achievements of Prince Muhammad bin Salman, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia since he assumed this task? The following lines can answer this question.
His achievements are starting from launching the 2030 vision for the development of the kingdom, allowing women to drive cars, and the foreign tours undertaken by him as a Crown Prince.
Mohammed bin Salman is trying to prove and stabilize the pillars of the new state, which is economically strong, and raising it to the levels of the most advanced countries in the world.
2030 Vision launch
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman launched 2030 Vision, which comes with a package of uncharacteristic reforms on the Kingdom. It began with the decision of allowing women to drive on the date of September 26, which was activated on June 24, 2018, after decades of embargo in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Subsequently, a series of powerful economic reforms started, all of which fall under the Vision 2030.
Crown prince has focused on post-oil strategy in the Kingdom,, as the Kingdom has remained throughout the past years focusing only on the oil economy and oil export revenues . That’s because KSA is one of the most oil-producing countries in the region and the whole world. However, Prince Muhammad’s view came differently, a look at the future, where he spoke about investing religious tourism as the Land of the Two Holy Mosques is a destination for more than a billion Muslims.
The second factor that crown prince is exploiting in the future is to make the Kingdom a favorite investment destination for the world , as being the most important gateway to the world and a center for connecting the three continents, and surrounded by the most important water crossings in the world.
Financial Stability 2020 Program launched
The program was approved in December 2016, in order to achieve financial balance 2017-2020, and to create a mechanism for medium-term financial planning, to sustain the fiscal position and achieve a balanced budget. The program is based on 5 main axes:
– Increasing the capital efficiency and operating spending
– mending energy and water prices
– Development of other government revenues
– Redirect support to those who are eligible (Citizen Account Program)
– Private sector growth.
Supporting legality in Yemen
Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman announced that “the Iranian regime’s involvement in supplying missiles to the Houthi militia is a direct military aggression by the Iranian regime,” and that was a spark of commitment to the Kingdom and the countries that support it to the necessity of saving legitimacy in Yemen, from the plan which Iran is implementing there through its militias, that is trying to overthrow the legitimacy there.
Strengthening diplomatic relations
Prince Mohammed bin Salman was aiming to strengthen diplomatic relations and assure foreign relations in the Kingdom, in the framework of the campaign led by him through a tour starting from Egypt to Britain, then to America, for discussing several files and strengthening the bonds of cooperation between the countries.
Launching of NEOM project
A global project that brings together three countries, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Jordan, announced by Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince, with an investment package of up to $ 500 billion.
In his announcement, Prince Muhammad bin Salman added that the project will focus on 9 specialized investment sectors, with the first phase of it ending in 2025.
Islamic Alliance to counter terrorism
Prince Muhammad bin Salman, Crown Prince, announced the establishment of the Islamic Alliance in 2015, with the aim of combating terrorism in all aspects, whether military, political, social, economic, and media.
This alliance consists of a group of 44 countries, which have declared that they are fully prepared to participate to the fullest potential of the military, economic and media capabilities to fight terrorists in all corners of the Islamic world.
Coordination of joint Arab action.
From his first moments as crown prince, Prince Muhammad bin Salman tried to unite Arab and Islamic efforts, in the framework of facing Iranian interference in some Arab countries and in the region in general, and ending sabotage operations in the region.
Launching of Misk Foundation
Prince Muhammad bin Salman, the Crown Prince announced the establishment of the Misk Foundation in 2011, with the aim of encouraging learning and developing leadership skills for Saudi youth, which was established for a non-profit purpose.
This charity also tries to devote its goals to fostering and encouraging learning and developing leadership skills among young people for a better future for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Arab American Islamic Summit
Crown Prince supported the organization of the Arab-Islamic American Summit, which was a set of meetings that took place between King Salman and the President of the United States of America, President Donald Trump, with the aim of strengthening ties between the two countries and cooperation in combating extremism and terrorism and eradicating them.
Establishment of the Saudi Military Industries Company
The Crown Prince, took the process of establishing a Saudi company for military industries in a pure national way on his shoulders, as he was able to establish this company, based on his continuous efforts in the past to reorganize the work of the Ministry of Defense, which he is chairing, and within the framework of his continued interest in the sector Military industries.
The owner of offering Aramco for subscription idea
This was the most prominent reason that the US Bloomberg Agency chose him to be among the 50 most influential figures in the world, after he disclosed the idea of Aramco offering a global subscription in 2018, which had a clear impact on the global economy.