NEW YORK, April 5. /TASS/. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman al Saud, met with representatives of the leading high-tech companies and U.S. businesses with the aim to interest them in the idea of building in Saudi Arabia data centres and enterprises in the entertainment industry. This was reported on Thursday the newspaper The Wall Street Journal.
According to her, last week, the crown Prince within his visit to USA met with the heads of company e-Commerce Amazon Jeff Bezosa, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella and CEO of the film Studio Disney Robert Iger. It was about changing the structure of economic relations between the US and Saudi Arabia, which dominate supplies of oil and weapons. Riyadh plans now to shift the focus on tourism, cultural exchanges and entertainment industry.
“In the past we have concentrated only on oil, gas and Commerce,” in such sectors as defense industry leads the publication the words of officials of a high rank Saudi Arabia Ahmed al-Khatib. “But now we are expanding our relationship and begin to discuss social transformation culture, entertainment and tourism,” he added.
On Wednesday, Saudi Arabia has signed an agreement with the American firm AMC about opening in the country from 50 to 100 public cinemas until 2030. The cinemas will be opened in 25 cities of the Kingdom.
As stated by the Ministry of culture of Saudi Arabia, his plans include opening up to 2030 to a total of 350 cinemas throughout the country. This decision became part of the reform programme “Vision 2030”, held by Prince Mohammed bin Salman. However, the Saudi Ministry of culture emphasized that the films that will be screened in cinemas across the country must comply with the “standards of the Kingdom” and do not contradict “the laws of the Sharia and moral values.”