April 25, 2016 / 11:22 AM / 2 years ago

Saudi Arabia's cabinet approves reform plan: state media

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s cabinet agreed to implement a broad reform plan known as Vision 2030, which is expected to involve sweeping change to diversify the economy beyond dependence on oil exports, state media reported on Monday.

A Saudi boy sells melons and watermelons in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 25, 2016. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

“We hope citizens will work together to achieve Saudi Vision 2030,” King Salman said in a brief statement carried by state television.

Details of the plan were expected to be announced later on Monday.

Reporting by Hadeel al-Sayegh and Angus McDowall; Editing by Andrew Tiorchia

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