Becky Gaze, New York Times
In the Saudi Arabian Cabinet discussions about how the 2030 vision plan for Saudi Arabia will be achieved are at the core of their committee. “We are in negotiations with the United States in military aspects and China with economical advancements”, stated the Minister of the Interior.
The vision plan is a set of goals hoping to be achieved by 2030 in Saudi Arabia, which is designed to greatly increase Saudi Arabia’s economy and benefit the social aspects of the country. The targets they’re hoping to achieve include; reducing the nation’s unemployment rate to 7%, raising the ratio of women in workforces, increasing assets of investment funds, non-oil exports to 50% and the levels of sustainable energy being used to drastically rise, specifically the use of solar and wind power. “In Saudi Arabia we are trying to achieve our 2030 goals and thanks to China’s belt road initiative we have the opportunity to have some investments to achieve our sustainable energy goals”, showing their trade negotiations with China and their alliance together.
Their negotiations with the United States include “establishing a US military base in our country with 14000 American troops as we are working on a collaboration with Jared Kushner to benefit us both” which emphasizes the trust between Saudi Arabia and the United States. “A terrorist organisation within Iran was recently caught smuggling tons of Saudi Arabian oil to China” stated one of the delegates from the Saudi Arabian Cabinet, a direct cause of why are ”big moves being made and the landscape of the Middle East is being changed in a way that decreases Iran’s influence” within their committee and their plans to reduce Iran’s influence on the illegal oil trade.
The progress of negotiations between the three countries were stalemated as a rumor of a mole present in their committee caused all present delegates to feel cautious when discussing the details of the “There is somebody that is not supposed to be here”. “Definitely” replied another delegate when asked if they believed if there was a mole in their committee, but refused to comment on who they believed it was.