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A Vision of Reform in Saudi Arabia

Apr 26, 2016 | 00:10 GMT
A Vision of Reform in Saudi Arabia
In a live interview on Al-Arabiya television on April 25, Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman detailed the country's newly approved plan for economic growth and made great strides toward government transparency.
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Saudi Arabia has lifted its veil of secrecy ever so slightly. Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman gave his first-ever live interview to Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya television on April 25, less than an hour after the Cabinet in Riyadh approved the kingdom's National Transformation Plan. The five-year plan, which will officially kick off in the next couple of months, outlines Saudi Arabia's strategy to expand and develop its economy while de-emphasizing oil revenues. ...

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