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The Saudi Vision

“All success stories start with a vision, and successful visions are based on strong pillars.” Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Chairman of the Council of Economic and Development Affairs for Saudi Arabia.

If the celebration of the 87th Saudi Arabia National Day held at The National Building Museum in Washington, DC on September 23rd hosted by The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia and Ambassador Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was any indication, the visions are indeed based on strong pillars – music and color and dance and song and food and camaraderie that are the ingredients and the fabric of Saudi Arabia’s heritage.

That message was loud and clear from the stage where it was captured on a teleprompter for what seemed like a thousand guests. “My first objective is for our country to be a pioneer in the successful global model of excellence on all fronts, and I will work with you to achieve that. The Saudi Vision 2030 was launched in April of 2016 under the overview of his royal highness Prince Mohammad bin Salman. It provides an ambitious plan to raise the Sunni society and economy into a higher level. What is the Vision 2030? The Vision utilizes Saudi Arabia’s three major strengths. Saudi Arabia is the heart of the Arab and Islamic worlds. Saudi Arabia is an investment powerhouse. Saudi Arabia is the hub connecting the three continents of the old world. Saudi Vision 2030 is built on three strong pillars: a vibrant society, a thriving economy, and an ambitious nation. A vibrant society with strong roots, improving lives with strong foundations. Our strong roots compel us to focus efforts to serve Umrah visitors, to take on our national identity, and to live by Islamic values. Our ambitious plan is to serve 30 million Umrah visitors.” (The ʿUmrah is an Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, Hijaz, Saudi Arabia, performed by Muslims that can be undertaken at any time of the year.)