Opinion

Dream of a new Europe in the Middle East

October 31, 2018
Dream of a new Europe in the Middle East

Hamoud Abu Taleb

Okaz

In his speech at the Future Investment Initiative (FII) forum held recently in Riyadh, Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, predicted that the Middle East region would turn into a new Europe. This is in terms of the strength of its economy as well as its development, modernization, production and all other aspects that make it an outstanding competitive force with a global presence.

Is there any possibility of this dream coming true? Talk of such a dream comes at a difficult time, which is characterized by a degree of Arab despair over the shortcomings and problems of the Arab world.

However, successive generations of Arab citizens know well that the Arab nation is situated in a prime geographical location on the world map and that these states are rich in proven natural resources and hence they have the potential to become the richest and most powerful countries in the region.

However, among Arab countries, only a few have been successful in tapping their resources in the best manner. This is because only a few of them have shown a keenness to develop their economies and transform them into advanced and influential countries. Saudi Arabia is in the forefront of these countries.

Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman is the leader who has realized the economic potential of some Arab states and how they can form a new Europe in the Middle East if they properly tap their potential and capabilities in a better way. Mega-transformation projects are the dream and intensive work on implementing them will turn this dream into reality. We hope to see the dream of Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman come true in the very near future.


October 31, 2018
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