King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud is the King of Saudi Arabia, head of the House of Saud, and the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. He previously served as the deputy governor and then governor of Riyadh for 48 consecutive years from 1963 to 2012.
King Salman was crowned as the new King of Saudi Arabia on 23 January 2015 after the demise of his half-brother, King Abdullah. In the short time that he has been King, the people of Saudi Arabia have already begun to see a change in government policies towards the better.[irp]
People have welcomed him with open arms and are hopeful that Saudi Arabia will progress even more under the new King’s rule. Here are the top reasons why King Salman is being welcomed with open arms by his country’s citizens;[irp]
1-King Salman has been openly supportive of women throughout his life. We know that in Sep 2017, King Salman issued a Royal decree to allow women to drive.
2-King Salman is a sharp man who is always aware of what is going on around him. He is also a well-traveled man, with a modern approach to life. We know that he has recently visited almost all around the world to build good relations with other countries.
3-Since his rule began he has become a symbol for religious tolerance, humanity, and equality. He has openly stated in a seminar that he will not bear any discrimination between Expats and Saudis.
4-He cares deeply for his people and his country. He has been working very hard to generate non-oil revenues for his country. We know that the dependent fee has been imposed upon expatriates to improve non-oil revenue to the government.
6-He has shown many instances; when he has not followed other world leaders blindly and has in fact set the way, for many world leaders to follow him, in his short time as King.
7-He is a man with a great heart; his love for his nation and its people is an example of this.
8-He has a broad vision for his governance and for his people. Recently he has made many changes in the cabinet as well as governance of the government which has proven to be very effective.
9-He has taken active steps against terrorism even if it is supported by Arab Leaders. All of us know that he has terminated all relations with Qatar due to their links with terrorism.
10-During the previous year, King Salman has taken active steps to support citizens of his country. In the current year, there have been many packages which are announced for the poor Saudis who cannot support their family.
11-Moreover, with the improvements in Nitaqat Program, it is ensured that the Saudis get jobs in priority to expatriates. He has also introduced Wage Protection System under which heavy fines are imposed on the employers who don't pay their employees on time.