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Newsweek puts Saudi Crown Prince on cover

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Riyadh - The American Newsweek magazine has chosen Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Premier and Defence Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al-Saud as cover for its new issue which will be released tomorrow- 7th of September. 

Themed “Make Arabia Great Again”, the September issue featured pictures of Prince Mohammed with US President Donald Trump and British Queen Elizabeth II. 

It shed light on his strenuous efforts to usher in “an era of modernisation” in his country to Make Saudi Arabia Great Again. 

The magazine recalled the bold stance which was taken by Prince Mohammed last October, when he pledged to promote moderate and open Islam to the world. 

The Newsweek lengthy feature highlights the string of reforms which were undertaken by Prince Mohammed, who allowed women to drive, and gave the green light to open cinemas countrywide and embarked on economic reforms, including the development of the tourism and entertainement sector. 

 “In the crown prince’s public statements, at least, he endorses the view that Saudi Arabia cannot survive forever on checkbook diplomacy abroad and government welfare at home. The goals include lessening the country’s dependence on oil exports; investing in education, entertainment and tourism; and invigorating the economy—in part by supporting women in the workforce. A decree permitting women to drive, which went into effect in June, bolstered his international image as a reformer”, wrote the magazine.

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