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Sarkozy says Saudi Arabia’s economic, social changes resemble ‘tsunami’

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy said the economic and social changes Saudi Arabia is witnessing resemble a “tsunami.” (AFP)

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy said the economic and social changes Saudi Arabia is witnessing resemble a “tsunami.”

Speaking on the sidelines of the Future Investment Initiative that was held in Riyadh, Sarkozy said: “It’s a historical moment.”

He also praised Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

“The (Saudi) people are young and the prince is young. The king and the crown prince are working on economic and social changes at the same time. It’s like a tsunami,” he added.

Sarkozy also commented on European affairs and said Brexit was “absurd.”

He called for a major European initiative to “end the separation” from the Brits and “re-establish Europe.”

Sarkozy added that Europe must work with Russia and its president Vladimir Putin.

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Last Update: Friday, 27 October 2017 KSA 14:53 - GMT 11:53
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