Officials talked up the Saudi Aramco initial public offering (IPO) with worldwide exchanges, global banks and U.S. President Donald Trump.
President Donald Trump claimed Saudi Arabia would not last two weeks without US support and therefore should be paying more for defense, but Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman rejected that, saying it would take "2,000 years" for his kingdom to struggle.
"Turkey and Saudi Arabia differ on a host of issues, whether it's Iran, Qatar, the Muslim Brotherhood".
And in order to revive the memory, Prince Mohammed said about the former administration of Barack Obama: "I believe President Obama, in his eight years, he worked against many of our agenda - not in Saudi Arabia, but also in the Middle East".
He said the United States had made a request to Saudi Arabia and other Opec countries cover the likely loss of supply from Iran and that has been done.
He also noted that Saudi Arabia had existed decades before the USA and that it will need "something like around 2,000 years to maybe face some dangers". "I believe it will be above $2-trillion because it will be huge". "You have to pay for your military, you have to pay'".
Prince Mohammed said the first town in NEOM will be ready in 2019 or 2020, with the entire site completed by 2025.
"I love working with him", Prince Mohammed said in an interview at the royal palace in Riyadh on Wednesday.
"You have to accept that any friend will say good things and bad things".
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He also said what happened to Khashoggi was a crime and those responsible for his disappearance must be tried, Al Jazeera said. He went to the Saudi consulate to obtain an official document for his upcoming marriage to his Turkish partner.
He further said, "So, you can not have 100 percent friends saying good things about you, even in your family".
"You will have some misunderstandings". Soon after, Aramco put the IPO on hold and instead started talks to buy a majority stake in local petrochemical giant Sabic, a deal potentially worth US$70 billion.
"I told the Bahraini king and the Bahraini crown prince if you fire any of the people in Bahrain we will hire them next day", he said.
"It's not free armament".
"Ever since the relationship started between Saudi Arabia and the United States of America, we've bought everything with money", he further said, adding that since Trump came to power, the kingdom chose to purchase over 60 percent of its needed armament from the USA "for the next 10 years".
"We have spare capacity of 1.3 million without any investment", he explained, adding that a deal with Kuwait to resume production in the Neutral Zone between the two countries would add extra capacity.
Trump made Saudi Arabia his first stop on his maiden global trip as president previous year.
It also touched on his relationship with Donald Trump, plans to invest a further $45 billion in Softbank, the rising oil price, and production of crude along the Saudi border with Kuwait. "We have nothing to hide", he said in the interview published on Friday. And with other OPEC countries and non-OPEC countries we believe we have more than that, a little bit more than that.
The planned listing of the world's biggest oil producer was to be the cornerstone of the kingdom's promised economic overhaul and, at a targeted $100 billion, the biggest IPO ever. "It's not an opinion of Canada about Saudi Arabia as much as they are giving an order to a different country". "More than that, all these issues we look at them seriously and we're trying to be sure that no one is harmed as much as we can".