Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud also known by MBS is the Crown Prince and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia! His father King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud selected him to serve the country as prime minister in June 2017 🇸🇦 👑 🤴 …
The Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia is the highest ranking political figure after the King and head of government for the Kingdom. His responsibilities include formulating general policy and leading/directing/controlling the executive branch of government, creating the state budget, as well as supervising financial and economic policies implementation.
Mohammed bin Salman hails from the House of Saud the ruling royal family of Saudi Arabia 👪 🇸🇦 🏠. He was born in Riyadh on August 31, 1985 to King Salman, and his third wife, Fahda bint Falah bin Sultan bin Hathleen 🔛. He is the grandson of the founder of modern Saudi Arabia, King Abdulaziz Al Saud, and is the first grandson in the direct line to serve as Prime Minister 🇸🇦.
He received his education from the Prince Sultan Military College in Riyadh and graduated from King Saud University with a degree in Law. Before assuming the office of Prime Minister he held several other important positions including the Minister of Defense the Deputy Crown Prince and the Chairman of the Council for Economic and Development Affairs 👑 🏢 🤴.
The first task that Mohammed bin Salman set out to tackle as Prime Minister was to break the country’s dependence on oil and diversify the economy 🔛. To do this, he launched a wide-ranging reform agenda called ‘Vision 2030’, which seeks to reduce the country’s reliance on oil exports, spur technological development, and attract more foreign investment 🔛 ️.
In the first year of Vision 2030, the Kingdom introduced a range of new social and economic reforms, including allowing women to drive, and introduced a series of austerity measures to tackle the country’s budget deficit 🆕 👩 ️. He also put in place a series of laws and regulations to try to combat corruption and bribery.
Under Mohammed bin Salman’s leadership Saudi Arabia is actively engaging with the global economy and has secured a number of major international deals 🇸🇦 ️. He has also helped to push forward diplomatic initiatives in the region and has made a number of high-profile visits to countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, the United States, and China 🇨🇳 ️.
In 2018, Mohammed bin Salman was called Time magazine’s Person of the Year for his efforts to cause sweeping financial and social reform in Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦. His function as the Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia is main to the nation’s social and financial improvement, and he is extensively considered the architect of Saudi Arabia’s brand-new course of openness and modernization.
Mohammed bin Salman’s leadership has not been without controversy, however . He has been accused of complicity in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and for leading a Saudi-led war in Yemen 🇸🇦 🇾🇪 ️. Additionally, he has been accused of silencing internal opposition and violating human rights.
Despite the controversies, Mohammed bin Salman remains the Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦. He is widely seen as the leader who is taking Saudi Arabia into a new era of openness, greater technological advancement, and increased international engagement 🇸🇦 🆕 ️ 🌍. He is an integral part of Saudi Arabia’s transformation and his role in the country’s future is likely to be a major factor in determining the success of Vision 2030 🇸🇦 ️. … .
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