Mohammed bin Salman appeared on the Liwan Al Mudaifer TV-Show and discussed developments in Saudi Arabia’s ambitious Vision 2030 plan.
It is the 5th anniversary of the plan, which aims to transform the Kingdom and prepare it for a post-hydrocarbon age.
The Crown Prinse said:
- I don’t want to give any promises, but there’s a discussion for the acquisition of a 1% stake by a leading global energy company
- That will be a great deal to enhance the sales of Aramco in the country where this company (is based)
For Saudi Arabia’s oil-rich economy, the COVID-19 pandemic and oil market turmoil were setbacks to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s plans to diversify away from oil exports and reduce unemployment
Saudi Aramco raised $25.6 billion in the IPO and later sold more shares under a «greenshoe option» to raise the total to $29.4 billion.
The company´s profit of $49 billion in 2020 is down from $88.2 billion in 2019 and $111.1 billion in 2018.