As part of its ambitious Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia has unveiled a plan to attract more than 30 million Hajj and Umrah pilgrims and over 100 million tourists each year.

Saleh Al Jasser, Minister of Transport and Logistics, made this announcement during a dialogue session at the Saudi-European Investment Forum.

Al Jasser stressed the Kingdom's commitment to enhancing its tourism and pilgrimage sectors, with a planned investment of SR1.6 trillion over the next decade. These investments will be carried out in collaboration with the private sector and various partner nations.

The Kingdom's goal is to improve the quality of life, provide efficient services for individuals, and move away from outdated models. Al Jasser highlighted the Kingdom's advanced capabilities and competitive national workforce, emphasizing its profound ambitions.

He also mentioned the establishment of two vital aviation centers to support citizen needs and Saudi Arabia's efforts to connect with 250 global tourist destinations.

The Saudi-European Investment Forum, held in Riyadh, focused on the growing relationship between Saudi Arabia and the European Union. The gathering served as a platform for exploring collaborative investment opportunities in various sectors, particularly transport and logistics.

The forum aimed to facilitate mutual investments, strengthen economic ties, encourage knowledge exchange, and foster deeper economic integration between the two regions. Photo by Al Jazeera English, Wikimedia commons.