Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (2ND L), US journalist Maria Bartiromo (L), Masayoshi Son (3RD l), the Chief Executive Officer of SoftBank, and other participants attend the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference in Riyadh, on October 24, 2017.
The Crown Prince pledged a 'moderate, open' Saudi Arabia, breaking with ultra-conservative clerics in favour of an image catering to foreign investors and Saudi youth.  'We are returning to what we were before -- a country of moderate Islam that is open to all religions and to the world,' he said at the economic forum in Riyadh.
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