Published on : Wednesday, April 19, 2017
The status of Saudi Kingdom is the ‘heart of the Arab and Islamic world’ and it remains the chief of the three pillars on which ‘Vision 2030’ rests on. Muhammad Bin Salman, Deputy Crown Prince and second deputy premier and minister of defense said that Saudi Arabia will do all possible things to ensure that Muslims from around the world can visit the Holy Sites of the Kingdom while inaugurating the Vision.
To quote him, ‘We recognize that Allah the Almighty has bestowed on our land a gift more precious than oil. Our Kingdom is the Land of the Two Holy Mosques, the most sacred sites on earth, and the direction of the Kaaba (Qibla) to which more than a billion Muslims turn at prayer. Our vision is a tolerant country with Islam as its constitution and moderation as its method.
The Deputy Crown Prince further added, ‘Our nation is the core of the Arab and Islamic worlds and represents the heart of Islam. We are confident that, God willing, we will build a brighter future, one based on the bedrock of Islamic principles. We will continue to excel in performing our duties towards pilgrims to the fullest and promote our deep-rooted national identity.’