AP Interview: Senior Saudi prince says jobs are top priority

March 8, 2016 1:45 PM

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia's Prince Sultan bin Salman says the kingdom has focused its efforts on one main target: job creation.

In an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press at a summit in Abu Dhabi, Prince Sultan said that for years the government was "throwing funding" into sectors that did not boost the Saudi economy. Now, he says, "the biggest target today in Saudi Arabia is the economy and jobs."

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