German FM praises Saudi Arabia's 2030 vision


Riyadh - 02 May 2016

The foreign minister of the Federal Republic of Germany Walter Frank Steinmeier lauded the decision recently made by the Saudi Cabinet, under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, approving Saudi Arabia's vision 2030 and paid tribute to the strenuous efforts being exerted by Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, who is also chairman of the Council for Economic Affairs and Development, to implement the high-aspiring economic reforms plan.
In a press interview, published by the German newspaper of De Velt, he expressed admiration of the new and aggressive economic policy recently adopted by the Kingdom, climaxed by the announcement by the Deputy Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 2030 vision aiming to achieve the Saudi society's renaissance and prosperity and finding alternatives for oil, and privatizing part of Aramco, a step expected to promote the giant conglomerate and increase its transparency, he added.
The German foreign minister confirmed confidence of the success of the Saudi new vision, led by the Deputy Crown Prince, citing the prince's pioneering skills and far-sighted vision he felt from the meetings he held with him.
He considered the vision a very ambitious program and would positively be reflected on all fields in the Kingdom.
He also noted the influential role of Prince Mohammed bin Salman in solving the Yemeni crisis and his endeavor to find successful political solutions amid the current critical circumstances facing the region.
He expressed pleasure of the start of peace talks in Kuwait between Yemeni factions, noting the importance of the distinguished relations between Germany and Saudi Arabia and the efforts being exerted to enhance them.